Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Scraps aren't just for quilts

See, you can make lots of things with scraps!
This bag is about 24" long and 12" high and 8" deep.
It has sturdy denim handles, four pockets on the inside, a hard
cardboard bottom and little round button feet.
I use it as a weekend overnight bag or to carry fabric to retreats.
Let me tell you, it holds ALOT of stuff, space-wise and
weight-wise.

A few years ago, at our guild retreat, we all made these as our
mystery project. We were told to bring ugly squares and we all
swapped. The light triangle have signatures. The construction
was a little difficult but not impossible.

I will fill you in on our retreats in a later post. But just to give you
a little teaser, I go twice a year, once with the whole guild (but
only about 45 women attend) and once in the fall with just my bee.
We will be going the weekend of October 19. Stay tuned!

We had guests for the weekend so I didn't get much sewing done.
BUT this weekend, I am actually going to start quilting my
trip-around-the-world. Can't wait--really!

I also am going to make a REALISTIC list of things I want
to get organized in my messy sewing room. If I am brave enough
I will take before and after pics.

Until next time...
Susie

3 comments:

Floss said...

The Bag looks fantastic. Good use for scraps.

Dawn said...

Oh I love that bag! It looks a lot like a bag pattern I have, and been too chicken to make it! What fun! I"m off to quilt camp next week! Wooo Hoo!

Darlene said...

I've just discovered your delightful blog. Great stuff!