On Friday, I was quilting a customer's quilt and had been working since early morning. While in my studio, I kept looking at the gorgeous hand dyed selvages that Chris of Dye Candy had sent me and really wanted to do something with them. I also wanted to start a project for Stephanie's No Strings Attached Challenge. I did both!! This first picture shows the beginning.
I used the beautiful hand dyes, some Kaffe and some of the stripes from my Colors of Peru Quilt.
I really like the beginnings of this very much! So me, so colorful! But I must confess, the pattern for this was not my idea. I had taken a break from work to run some errands and made a little pit stop at the local Barnes and Noble. To my surprise the Spring issue of Quilts and More was out!
Here it is in all it's glory. So of course I had to purchase it!
Low and behold, as I was eating my lunch, I saw this cute little string project. Just perfect for my scraps! (refer back to my first photo)
Not too much longer, I had a complete little bag. I love it! Easy to make and perfect if you are just running out really quick. It fits a small wallet, cell phone, make up, or whatever you want. This is the front side.
This is the back side or maybe the front. I am not really sure. I used a variegated rayon thread to top stitch everything down to the muslin foundation. It really gives it a little sheen and I like that.
For the lining, I used a Martha Negley fabric, which I love.
I put an bright orange and hot pink tassel on the black cording, both from my stash, and it dresses it up just right.
If you are looking for a quick project or gift, this one really fits the bill and you use up your scraps too. Thanks, Stephanie, for having this challenge!
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Until Next Time...