Monday, June 2, 2008

Quilted Purses

This weekend I finished two more quilted purses. I made some for my girls (top, with butterflies) and they love them! They like to dress up, put on a hat and sunglasses and carry their purse around. I made the bottom two for my friend's girls who are 6 and 2. I need to get them in the mail soon.

The purses are easy to make using scraps cut into strips and sewn together. I used rickrack on some seams. I used webbing handles on the top two purses. I used ribbon sewed to muslin with a light interfacing on the green one and flower eyelet sewed to cotton on the other. I quilted them using scraps of batting using stitch in the ditch and simple lines. No interior pocket or closure. The purses generally measure 8.5 x 11 although you can see some variation.

My girls turned 2 yesterday! My DH also had a birthday
yesterday. Quite a day!

I also got started on AmandaJean's Quilt-A-Long! I cut out the pieces for weeks 1 to 5 and sewed stars from weeks 5 and 4. I will post a picture soon. The photo instructions are super clear and easy to follow. Thanks so much AmandaJean for a fun early summer project!

3 comments:

jeffbot4001 said...

Your designated hitter also had a birthday? Congratulations!

Jacquie said...

I enlarged the photo to get a better look. Very nice. I especially love the red! Make sure you post pictures of your quilt-a-long blocks. It's so fun to see all the fabrics and color choices!

Julie said...

To Jeffbot4001 - how's that for a birthday present?