Thursday, December 31, 2009

Finished runner & bag

Well, I guess it did turn out to be a runner after all. I've been having fun hand quilting it so I now have bruised, scabby fingers - I just can't seem to get the hang of thimbles. For a while there I developed quilting callouses which helped protect them but I haven't done much hand sewing for a while so they have gone. In desperate times, I wrap Elastoplast around them as a makeshift thimble!

It needs a bit of a wash as the quilting marks are still on it, but here it is anyway.

I've used some of the remaining strips from the same honey bun to make this sweet little bag.

It has pleats at the front, a pocket inside and a magnetic snap closure. I'm really pleased with it. These fabrics are just so lovely and although they are Christmass-y they are not so Christmass-y I couldn't use these all year round.


Thimbleanna said...

Oooooh, they're SO pretty! I love the fabrics too. Happy New Year!

Dandelion Quilts said...

You always make the prettiest projects. I just love the runner and the bag. How perfect!!

a good yarn said...

Your projects are beautiful. The bag and table runner look so charming in that pretty range of fabrics. Lovely work. Happy New Year! Ann :-)

Christine said...

Your bag and tablerunner are beautiful. Glace is such a lovely range. Happy New Year.

Sheryl said...

Looks've been so productive! some great designs, you should write some tutorials some time.