Sunday, February 17, 2008

Quilted Purse

This is a quilted purse that I did for a purse swap. I have wanted to make a purse for years but never seemed to get around to it. I joined a purse swap because I knew that if I joined and had a comittment I would finish it. The pattern is from a Cindy Taylor Oates book. The book has 12 different bag styles including a yoga mat tote and a water bottle holder. I love the fabric that I used for the purse. I am not happy with the tie. It may be replaced before I send the purse out. The colors all worked before the purse was put together but now the green stands out like a sore (or green) thumb but it is the only piece of fabric that I had that was long enough to make the tie. It is lined with a pink/coral batik. I did not realize that all of the purses in the book were quilted. I have never quilted anything prior to this. I ended up drawing a grid pattern since my free motion quilting abilities are not the greatest. I have ordered something called a sew-slip for my machine that is supposed to make the fabric just glide right along. I will let you know how that works out.


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Lenna Andrews said...

Cathy, I think this bag you made is beautiful and I like the green tie!
I have just posted it on the creative swaps blog. : ) lenna

Jennifer said...

I like the green tie. I hope you left it on there. I think it makes the bag springy.