Tuesday, July 29, 2008

2 Pink polka dot bags finished & Water Lily Progress - preparing pattern

I pulled an "all-nighter" reminiscent of the college days when I stayed up to make another bag for my daughter to take to Japan as a gift to her host family. The "purse" bag "Nouveau Hobo Bag " by Indygo Junction is used as THE favorite carry all/carry on by my daughter... sports bag with style [basketball shoes etc.], sleep-over bag, car trips, etc. ) So we made a new bag of the same pattern to match the luggage turned out great and so she just had to have another one to match it, to give to the 14-year-old girl in Japan at the home where she will stay as guest. It is a black bag with pink polka-dots and a pink daisy flowered lining and a pocket. Very cute! Unfortunately no photo of the twin bags before she left on the trip. Maybe as photo-happy as she is she will take photos there. She should be arriving in about 3 more hours after a 13+ hour flight. Hope she has the time of her life :)

Below is the Water Lily pattern in progress that I mentioned in last posting. It is from Ruth McDowell's book (see link on previous post).

What a challenge in paper piecing. Can't wait to begin pulling out the fabric!
Size is approx. 2'x3' as I am working on adding borders as extensions of the design.


Threeundertwo said...

Wow! That is an amazing pattern! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Thank you for featuring a link to my site! (How to Make a Quilt Sandwich).

...dotty... said...

This is fun ? ? ?

You are a glutton for punishment ! ! !

But we love ya anyway !