Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Patchwork Pretty..



I love spots, even my horse has them..


Ive been spending a bit more time in the saddle than behind the sewing machine lately. I did manage to make this pretty patchwork bag the other day. I have so many scraps in my stash at the moment, I thought what better thing to make than a scrappy patchwork bag with some of my favourite pinks. Well one thing led to another and the moment I finished the bag I started on a new scrap quilt which I planned on making completely from my scrap stash, I love making scrap quilts and I cant tell you how many i have made as I have lost count, but I can tell you that no matter how hard I try to refrain from purchasing any more fabric I always weaken ( I havent yet, yippee ), there's always just that little bit of something missing. I have finished the top and am now in the process of quilting the 3 layers together and then of course there's the binding.. Strangely after completing the bag and the quilt top my stash looks not one teeny bit smaller, it could be that half a yard of pink roses that I just had to have or maybe the polka dots.

15 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

refrain.. from buying fabric.. surely you gest largely.

LOL... I too have that horrible disease. I told honey, Some days i'd rather go hungry than pass up a good yard of florals!! He just smiles.

Your bag is beautiful, your horse is gorgeous and your dog is a hoot.

Jules said...

i AM SOOO LOVING THE GREEN AND PINK,and know what you mean about the stash exceot mine is paper related.

The Pink Poodle said...

I love the bag...clever girl you!!

AND to be able to ride a horse...WOW!! i think i would be far tooo scared..

keep spending on a fabric stash...why not...a great enjoyment..

xx andrea

cuteartworld said...

I love the spotted horse! I have a girlfriend who send me pictures of her horses apaloosa so beautiful! I so need to get to work designing a new creation using them! Of course I love you Dog the best though! Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you will keep in touch.

*Noelle* said...

love those bags!! very cute and springy!!

noelle ♥

Pink Slippers said...

I grew up riding English and those were the best memories growing up. Oh how I wish I lived where horses could be near or in my yard. There is no boarding anywhere near my home.
Your horse is so swet looking.
Wendy

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clare said...

I love the bag , so pretty .
clares craftroom

Gail McCormack said...

Sounds like you're having a great time!! - Good for you
I love your latest creation! - maybe a floral saddle bag would be good?

rachel the krafty girl said...

hey,
thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your message during my times of bleakness =(
it was very much appreciated.
i am really getting the fabric bug...all day i have been thinking about what fabric im going to have to purchase tomorrow!
take care

rachel
x

Joy said...

pretty purse! Love the colors.

*Noelle* said...

hi! luke's swap package was mailed last friday! gavin is so excited to get his!!! has it been mailed yet? the post office here said it would take 7-10 days to get to you. can't wait!!

noelle :)

Laurie said...

I love that bag Cherrie! Your choice of fabrics are perfect too. I want a horse too. I'm so jealous!
Hugs!
Laurie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, I love your blog sew... much!!

Peta said...

Love that bag Cherrie!