8/03/2011

Bag Progress

Since the home deco and tapestry fabrics are heavier  we want to abut the patches rather than have bulky seams...  We used a foundation piece the size we needed and used the cutting board and ruler and chalk to mark the pieces..  It worked so well we were amazed. 

Then we attached Misty Fuse to the foundation and then put the pieces on and sealed it all..  It is flat and stitches beautifully.   You can see Morris is guarding against a skunk invasion.. We had a problem the night before and Morris today is AKA "Stinky"












 Now we're adding gimp and lace to all the seams and then we'll do decorative stitching and beads.. We are each doing a different approach... I am piecing the body of my bag and  have a flap on the front and a smaller outside pocket with Cathy's L. block as the centerpiece...






















Susie's bag is entirely the focal tapestry (no flap) and she is piecing two large outside pockets...  We spent pretty much the whole day working on the bags so we would have a good idea of how much accent fabric to include with each focal tapestry piece and also how much gimp and fringe to include when we made the packs..  That is today's agenda..

The bags  are absolutely gorgeous... and we are having so much fun...  Although DH says I should really let Susie out of the barn... I will be be making shrimp risotto today and he BBQed steaks last night so she is eating well.

5 comments:

Suztats said...

The bags look fab!

Momma Bear said...

gorgeous!
just the thought of being let loose in your barn makes my knees wobble and my head swim with rampant avarism!

Whytefeather said...

Oh to be there "helping" and getting to make one of those gorgeous bags!! Absolutely love them both, but the focal tapestry Susie used to make the whole thing is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see the packs you make up for Etsy!

Judy said...

WOW, these bags are so rich and beautiful.Oh yes, I'd love to play in your barn too!!!

Cathy said...

Oh, my! What an honor!

And it looks like such fun! Who wouldn't be jealous of Susie just now?

And...such awesome bags to boot.

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