Monday, October 11, 2010

Just wondering

Does anyone have any idea why I purchased this?


I was digging through a box of fabric (shocking!) and found an unopened bag.  In it was this, some twill tape and a few fat quarters.  I know I bought it for a specific purpose.  I just can't remember what the heck it was!

I have been working every day in the studio.  I have so many projects to finish before the holidays (and for the love of Pete, will everyone please stop telling me how few days there are until Christmas?!?) so I get up between 3 and 3:30 every morning and work until it is time to get ready for work.  I love the extra hours on the weekends but I also need some time to play so I made time this past weekend and spent it with my quilty sister.  No more lazy weekends until after November 15th!

I just "discovered" fabric roses.  I have seen many tutorials and finally got around to making my first one just a few hours ago.

Pretty, huh?  I used a strip from a jelly roll, folded it in half lengthwise and then gathered the raw edge.  I just scrunched up a bit in the center and then started rolling and taking random stitches along the bottom to hold it all together.  I had a piece in mind when I made it.  I used it to take this perfectly nice, ordinary purse and make it a little "special".

That may (or may not) be the final placement.  I really like the deep red against the black and white fabric.  As I look at in the photo, I am not crazy about the pocket running smack up against the bottom fabric.  This may call for a revision.  What do you think?

(Fall into Fall link is still up!)

10 comments:

  1. I bought some fusible thread after reading about using it for "basting" binding down prior to the final stitching to the quilt. I haven't actually tried it yet and now that you brought up the subject, realize that I have no idea where it is!
    My opinion about the pocket placement- not liking it so much myself. The bag is beautiful, though, and I love the flower!

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  2. Yes, the red against the black/white is a perfect combination. In the deep parts of my mind I have thinking about making a rose...seeing the one you made inspires to give it a whirl.

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  3. The fusible thread could have been to use when you do binding...it would hold the folded binding while you hand stitch it

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  4. the bag looks great as is...love the rose

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  5. Yep, tons of little "things"...love the bag!

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  6. I just LOVE the bag. The rose does play nicely with the black and white fabric. Very Classy and VBish.

    I have done that numerous times...bought something and then not known what it was for...but the fusible thread...I would love to work with that. I can that of many uses for it.

    I am so happy to be back...I will never leave again. Not ever.

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  7. I think the bag looks lovely as it is, the rose really sets it off.

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  8. Fusible thread + binding = happy face!

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  9. This is a trick question, right? You've made this fusible thread thing up, haven't you?! I've never seen fusible thread over here!

    After reading the replies you've had, I can see that fusible thread is not something I would buy/use, I don't even pin my binding let alone baste it! You baste it, using your machine? And then stitch it? I'm confused!

    The red flower looks great on the black and white. I would probably move the pocket up a little bit so that the blaoc/white fabric peeps in between. But I'd probably lay a strip of the black/white fabric along the bottom of the pocket to see what it looks like before I started frogging anything. Too many times I've frogged something and then changed my mind and gone back to my original idea!

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