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Monday, February 08, 2016

Design Wall Monday

I heard a rumor there was a big football game on Sunday.
Hubby watched, I sewed.
I've had Swoon Nora cut out for a few months.
I knew she would take up a bit of time,
 so on Saturday I did all the prepwork
and on Sunday I sewed. 

The fabric was a gift from my friends Marian and Sharlene a couple years ago.
(I'm glad I saved it for the perfect project.)
And vinyl! 
I learned quite a bit about vinyl.
I had to call my daughter for tips on sewing/gluing.
She's used a lot of vinyl in her bag making.
My machine sewed right through it.

Nora is a nice size traveler bag.
Included in the pattern are 2 smaller sizes. 

Before I started Nora and after finishing Pineapple Crazy,
I decided to make my log cabin blocks for a swap with a group of friends.
The last log is medium blue under the yellow.
These things are like Lays Potato Chips,
you can't make just one.
Soon there were 30 blocks ready to trade.

Are you planning to participate in The Splendid Sampler?
This block is a bonus block or can be used in a design/pressing station.
I'm using mine as a bonus block.
I've decided to use lime, black and white for my fabrics. 

I'll be linking up with Patchwork Times.


Charlene S said...

The fabric your purse is made of is wonderful. I love your block bonus or not.

Nann said...

What a wonderful purse/tote! I understand about "potato chip" blocks. I've signed up for the Splendid Sampler but need to poke around the site to get the specifics.

Ramona said...

Your bag is gorgeous! The fabric is perfect for it. I'm going to have to check out the Splendid Sampler. Sounds interesting!

Mary said...

Nice Bag. I am glad you used Vinyl. It will outlast the fabric bags, I bet. NOPE, I dare not Star another Sampler. Have fun - you have many more finishes than me so you go for it. No Log Cabins for ME! I mess them up every time!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your bag turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! I've never tried using purse hardware on any of my bags. One of these days...