Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Few Things Finished...

Ya know how sometimes you have an idea...
and it just doesn't work out?
The end product looks nothing at all
like what you had pictured?
 I've had plenty of those.
But, I've also had the ones that turn out
better than what I had hoped for!

This is one of the good ones.
I've made drawstring bags before...
back when my boys were toddlers.
A very long time ago.

Joyce asked for a drawstring bag
to give her grandson, Riley.
I had some blocks left from the quilt
I made for him last year...see it here.

I used 9 of those blocks to make the front of the bag
and used Kona cotton solid in Avocado for the back.
I found one (and only one)
turtle that I could use as a patch.
I put that on the back.
It is lined with another Kona cotton solid
- a light green - 
(can't remember the name).
Measuring 11.5 x 14.5 inches,
it is a good size for him to use
for hauling his stuff around.

I think it is dang stinkin' cute!

 In my Aqua and Red Bee Block Swap...
Bek asked for a 15.5 inch wonky star block.
I am really liking these red and aqua fabrics!

That's all I have to show for now.
Hopefully, this will be a productive weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Sweet little drawstring totes. They came out great! I love the little turtle! My son Sam always wanted to haul stuff around. Still that I think of it! ~grin~
Have a good weekend!

moosecraft said...

Great looking tote! I like how you have mostly green Kona to accent...but then have the spark of the red on the corner! Good stuff! The wonky star looks great with the beige background!

Joanne said...

Loving both - those red and aqua do look cool together - who'd a thunk it!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to give that little bag to Riley so he can put his little cars in there! :)
It turned out very cute.
And of course I love everything you do anyway! Joyce

Gail said...

Beautiful work...I love the wonky star pattern.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

That bag is stinkin cute! The block looks great!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Red and Aqua, what great colors together. What a sweet little tote bag Jacque, perfect for carrying matchbox cars or legos for an overnight stay at grandma's house! Hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!

WoolenSails said...

Love the drawstring bag and the fabrics, great design too.


Farm Girl said...

I always enjoy seeing what you create. I really love that drawstring bag. It turned out really cute.
So did your star. You are so talented.

Anonymous said...

That drawstring tote is perfect!! Soooooo cute!!
Love, Jill