Friday, November 2, 2012

A Very Productive Day!

Hello!  :)

Yesterday I was in the mood to sew! It's been a long time since I've wanted to just sit and sew. I actually managed to get quite a bit done. Every time I finished a project I picked up another one and worked on it. I made my first bag yesterday. Yes I've never made a bag before. Here it is . . .


Isn't it adorable?!!! It's made from all Ruby fabrics except for the inside which is just a red plaid I keep on hand. (You can never have too much red plaid laying around!) Here's the other side . . .


I finished them both the same so it doesn't matter which way it's facing.  :)  Here's a side view . . .


And the other side . . . 



Since I love red so much I quilted it with red thread.  :)  Did you notice? Here's a view of the inside . . . 


It's an awesome sturdy little bag. I love it! I got the tutorial from Sharon over at Daisy Cottage Quilting. You can find the tutorial for the bag at the following links:


I didn't follow the above tutorial for the handles. I used this tutorial she just posted the other day for them.  :)

The tutorial I followed showed a Halloween bag. It was funny . . . every time I showed my hunky dude the picture of the bag he kept asking why I was making a Halloween bag the day after Halloween. I kept showing him the fabrics I was using but he just didn't get it. In his defense he was tired.

The next project I worked on was the Fat Quarter Shops 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month. It started back in June. I have the supplies for the first 5 blocks already and the 6th one will be out soon. Since I'm so far behind I figured I'd better get working on them. I started with Block One.


It's not perfect but it's done. I'm really loving the Vintage Modern fabrics, which I knew I would. I can't wait to play with the leftover scraps from the blocks.  :)  Here's Block Two . . .


This one is off too. Oh well . . . at least it's done. I might go back and fix it as it does bother me. Here they are together . . .


Looking good!  :)  I wanted to work on more of them but I wanted to get another project done first so I moved on. I'll get back to the rest of the blocks another day.

The last project looks pretty simple but it's for someone I love very much . . .


My little Doobie!  :)  I always seems to kick his water dish and spill the water all over the floor. Then I wipe it up and put a towel under it. I decided he needed a doggy food mat so here it is . . .


I found the cute dog bone fabric at JoAnn's. The batik came from a traveling stash box. It reminds me of little paws (okay maybe bird feet . . . lol). Here's the back . . .


It's just a simple little mat to put his food and water bowls on. Maybe I won't kick the water now. Of course I need to mop the floor before he can use it. Nothing but the best for my boy!  ;)

That's it! For yesterday anyway. I got a lot done, huh?! It felt really good. There's still a big pile of things to catch up on so hopefully I'll be able to start again on Monday. If I can get some of this finished and off my mind I'll be able to start on the quilts I need to make before Christmas. I'm quickly running out of time. At least I'm enjoying it again.  :)

Have you heard about the . . .


Cheryl over at Gone Stitchin' has started another Friday night for us to all sew and craft together. It's a great idea with us being so close to the holidays. She has the blessing of Heidi and Bobbi from Friday Night Sew-In. This Friday Night With Friends will take place the 1st Friday of the month which happens to be today!  :)  I'll be participating! Will you? Be sure to go sign up and craft the night away! Later this afternoon I will be taking my new bag filled with cross stitch supplies to my friend Karen's (from Sew Much 2 Luv) house to stitch and spend Friday night with her. I'm really looking forward to it.  :)

Until next time . . .


12 comments:

Fidike said...

You did wonderful sewing and quilting today, Cherise!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Playing with Ruby and V/modern in the one day is fun and very inspiring. Love all your projects.

Chookyblue...... said...

nice bag.........

Barb said...

Hope you both have a fun productive evening! The bag is so pretty. I did notice the red stitching!

Sheila said...

You have been busy! Love the bag <3

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely bag and blocks. Lucky doggie with such a cute mat.

Noela said...

Love your bag and the doggie mat is very cute. The Mystery quilt blocks look lovely. The fabrics are beautiful. Hugs.....

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

The bag is darling! I can't believe you haven't made one before. =) Ruby is such a wonderful fabric line. So happy and cheerful. =)

Your BOM are really cute, too. =)

Cheryll said...

Just LoVe this bag... it so cute! Thanks for sharing the tut...I may have to have one of them for sure!!!
Thanks for spending some of FnwF with me. See you again! :)

barb's creations said...

You did a fantastic job with your first bag with my all time favourite fabric,you kept yourself very busy! :) Barb.

Karen said...

It's all awesome! And I love the look on Doobie's face :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Love the bag. You can never have too many bags.