Thursday, March 20, 2014

my daughter made a bag

My daughter has been doing some sewing :0)  DD#2 was offered a bag full of scraps at the LQS.  In the shop they were cutting tumblers with a Go cutter and were going to discard the scraps but gave them to my daughter instead. 
With some help with trimming and cutting she had a pile of 2 inch squares, some triangles and a pile of small strings.   Now if it were me - I'd use the squares to make something but she went for the strings first and made a usable piece of fabric from them.  Last week she made a zippered bag from these seemingly unusable scraps. 
 It's the perfect size to hold a book :0)
 Here is the before picture of the scraps.  Wild colors and prints you don't find in my stash - lol!
 As for me, I made some more 6 inch blocks.
And finally got started on my Bird of Paradise embroidery.  Last night I even tried a bird crest.  Wish me luck on the people faces... they're next!  :0)

Happy Quilting!

11 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

I am glad you dd is so interested in sewing and so talented too! She may have her own area of talent like Bonnie Hunter and love strings! lol Thanks for sharing and tell her EXCELLENT looking bag! You embroidery looks great too... as do your blocks! Kathi

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How wonderful that your daughter is interested in sewing ... mine is not. :-( I love your 6" blocks ... I'm always drawn to blocks with triangles, and yours are fabulous!

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

Gorgeous leftovers. I note many Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Good for your dtr making excellent use of others' discards. Your six-inch blocks are very pretty.

Cheri said...

Super cute little bag, how nice of your LQS to encourage her.

Kindred Quilts said...

Not my choice of fabric scraps either, but what a cute bag they made! Great job!
Lovin' your 6 inch blocks... we have very similar fabric taste!
And your applique piece is gorgeous!

Lori said...

I'm sure your faces will be as lovely as the rest of the quilt!
I love the bag your daughter made. That's a lot of scraps to be throwing away.....
Love your sampler blocks and the fabric you are using.

Barb said...

your daughters book bag is wonderful. Love the colors - good for her!
Your blocks look great and hooray for starting on the embroidery, looks lovely

Dawn said...

What a fabulous home for the bag of scraps. Love the string purse. I'd love something that pretty for a book.
Your BOP looks great. I did my girls face, then appliquéd it on. I did a couple faces before I chose a keeper :-)

Heather said...

That bag is supe. I just love your 6" blocks, I thnk a 6" block project needs to be added to my long list! Good luck with the embroidery. I really need to get back to my bride quilt.

Dixie said...

Your daughter's bag turned out fabulous. Its so fun to see what our kids come up with when we turn them loose! Your blocks will turn out beautiful, for sure!

Carrie P. said...

what a great job your daughter did on her bag. more cute scrappy blocks. I like them a lot.