Friday, May 2, 2008

New Pattern

At the Lancaster quilt show I was drawn to a tote bag that was hanging up at the booth of Epicurean Crafts. It was for a "Charm Party Tote". http://www.quiltsillustrated.com/index_files/Page880.htm

They were selling kits for the bag, but had sold out of the pattern. If you paid for the pattern, they would mail it within 4-6 weeks. I was working on the Saddle Up quilts, so I figured why not. Well the pattern arrived yesterday, and DD Mary was here when I opened the envelope. She hadn't seen the kit, but has now decided that since it's her favorite colors, the new bag should be made for her. She's so spoiled. That means I have to make one for each of the other girls, if they want one. I really love the black/white on the cover, and have pieces left over from my black/white log cabin quilt, so will use that with some red/white thrown in. I also bought a FQ assortment of Pat Sloan's new line, Nikki and I think that would make a stunning bag.

I've gotten alot done on the Slice of Summer quilt, and although I wasn't thrilled about how it looked, it's growing on me. So, I'll continue working on it before I start the new bags. The Saddle Up is tomorrow, and I won't get much done then, but Sunday is another day. Have a great weekend. Linda

1 comment:

quiltingcindy said...

OH I have that pattern and am working on my 3rd one this week. The second one I made using 4" squares because the tote is HUGE when made from 5" charms. The one I'm making today I'm using a solid piece of sock monkey fabric. Get ready they are fast, fun and easy.