Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's Plaid

My friend's quilt, now called Patrick's Plaids, is finally quilted, labeled, bound, de-linted, photographed, and packaged for delivery. I promised her it would be done by the time she came home from Florida, and I'm so pleased I've met this deadline.

I quilted it with a feather pantograph called Paris. Then I worried all the way through the quilting process that the thread color was too dark, but everyone who has looked at it so far seems to think it's okay. I emailed pictures to my friend, and she seems very pleased.

My friend Chris has come into the yarn shop on many occasions with a couple different versions of this crocheted handbag, and I have admired them. I asked if she would make me one in exchange for working on her quilt, and she agreed. She gave it to me early on in the quiltmaking process, and I decided I wouldn't use it until I finished her quilt. So this is my reward, and I'm excited to be able to finally use it!

Part of the appeal of Chris's crocheted bags is that they're lined with old denim jeans, and she does a perfect job sewing in the linings. Mine has five pockets inside the bag, and it tickles me that the zippered pocket is the fly from a pair of jeans.


Julie Fukuda said...

I see your plaids are a lot scrappier than they look from a distance. It is a nice pattern and the pieces work so well together. Congratulations on both of your finishes.

Chantal said...

You did a great job with the quilt. It is so cottage like. Love it. The bag I also love. Great idea to line it with jeans. Enjoy!

Judy S. said...

Wow, that quilt looks like a lot of work with all those tiny pieces. What a fun purse, too. I love both!