Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Christmas gift.

I attend a quilting group on a part time basis (very part time at the moment) and some time ago a former member donated a lot of patchwork fabric.

This then was divided up into bundles and put into gift bags.The current members were asked to pick a bag and the material in that bag (we didn't know what we would get) was to be made as a gift for one of our group. We pulled a name out of a hat and that person would be the recipient of this gift. We could make anything we wanted, no restrictions. I chose to make a bag for my gift. It is a great pattern. All the five inch squares are sewn together to make a rectangle, with the base and top border added. Couldn't be easier. The three feature squares with their whimsical Christmas embroidery are very cute. I chose to use a variegated thread for each. This will be the front of the bag.

I also decided to free motion quilt the bag before sewing the side seam, but, during this process I lost concentration and the FMQ went awry. So some considerable time was spent unpicking the stitches in these  areas. Today I will finish this stitching and also finish the bag. I do hope she likes it. What do you think.?

I am also planning to make up this bag pattern for myself. I have some lovely charm packs with a Christmas theme, that would look just great.

1 comment:

  1. the stitcheries look wonderful, i am sure she will love it, bags are always a great gift....