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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

~Progress of Bag~

A quick update here....
When I went to the Blogmeet at the Craft Show I had in mind that if I bought a kit I wanted to come home and start it as soon as possible!



Not having done much hand quilting I really wanted to give this a go...
All the strips are sewn together and I thought that I would use the Americana thread above to quilt as I remember that I was told it was for hand quilting due to the fact that it would go through the fabric nice and easy...
and it sure did!!!



The kit......surprise, surprise by Anni Downes of Hatched and Patched!


All cut and ready to be sewn together...


Then I started photographing from all angles...stitchery on top of the pile of fabric...


Fabric chain-pieced together...
I have only done this once before!
I thought it looked nice hanging up......for a moment!!!


Unpressed...


Pressed...


the reverse side...


with the thread and needlecase all set to quilt...


Imagining what it will look like all finished!!!


And I'm soooo happy about how it's starting to look!!!

21 comments:

Lynn said...

Adorable, love the fabrics and the stitching!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra, I LOVE THIS! And get this, but with my EYE for things, I actually enjoy the reverse side as WELL! The wiggly lines intrigue me! But the finished product is just FABULOUS! And I bet you will be able to find some great summer wear in aqua! That color is to STAY!

Have fun my dear friend! Anita

Amish Stories said...

I'm all about the Americana folks,lol. And our heat here in the Lancaster,pa seems to now be breaking. Amish quilts at least the high quality ones are pretty pricey, but a lot of work and time goes into making one so I can easily see why they can cost so very much! Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

Khris78 said...

It looks lovely Dzintra ... Happy hand Stitching!!!

Kath said...

just gorgeous!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh! This bag is gorgeous! Dzintra. I love the fabric and all the delectable colors. It's looking fabulous as it comes together!
Hope you are having a very lovely beginning of the week!
hugs,
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Terry said...

Wow your WISP will be ready for OPAM in no time. It's nice when a project comes together and you enjoy every ste of it as you are. Awaiting finished results!!

Sandi said...

Your bag is coming together nicely! Can't wait to see it finished!

Susan said...

Lovely step by step pics. It will be great finished.

shez said...

Oh Dzintra it looks fantastic,well done,cant wait to see it finished.xx

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love it!! Such gorgeous fabrics!! I didn't know about the Americana thread, thanks for the tip.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks fantastic Dzintra, can't wait to see this one finished....

Ann said...

Beautiful Dzintra, love the fabrics also and the Anni Downs bag is gorgeous.

Sylvia said...

Looks great! I have that pattern to make SOMETIME! Yours looks wonderful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES, it is often the BACK of a piece of art that tells the story, isn't it? Like a tapestry is our lives; we see all the pattern in place, but if only we were to turn over to the back to see all the mistakes made RIGHT.....

Have a lovely day my sweet friend! Anita

Fer said...

Happy quilting! It's going to be lovely.

Queen of the Tea Cosies said...

Love the story telling.
AND the result.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

My goodness, you have been busy. Hope you enjoy the hand quilting. A big pat on the back to you.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Palomasea said...

So fun to see your beautiful work in progress, dear friend...
I love the colors...very warm and pretty!
Oh, you love Bambi, dear Dzintra...me too...but I always am so emotional when watch that film...and Thumper, and the little skunk? So sweet!
Hugs,
- Irina

Notjustnat said...

Nice quilty bag. My kind of scrap piecing (wish I have time to play!) I think the stitchery pattern attracted you to this bag. It's going to be nice with the hand quilting - xoxo

Simone de Klerk said...

Great! Looking forward to the finish.

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