Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Some real quilting going on!

.....but as I haven't started sewing the binding down, I'm showing you this bag instead!

If you want to make a simple shopping bag I can heartily recommend the Morsbag pattern (and the whole project - if you do make a bag for yourself, why not make another couple to give away? You don't have to accost total strangers {unless you'd like to, of course, I'm not telling you how to live your life!} but can just give them to friends, colleagues or acquaintances!).

I made this bag for a friend, and despite not having made one for a while, it only took just over 30 minutes from taking the fabric out and the rotary cutter from the cupboard.  Not bad!

My other sewing - yes, REAL quilting, as in making a (small) quilt - was clearly in response to being given the block markers by Benta.  Clearly just what I needed to prompt me to gather the pieced strips that I've made over the last few months for my quilting group's 'sew a row' challenge and choose an order for them that wouldn't get lost between laying them out on the bed and sewing them into a quilt top.  So, quilt top completed, it was time to get it basted and quilted - which I managed today (in part as I haven't had my 'little angels' at home - they both had a play date after school, which has given me oodles more time!).

Off to start the binding whilst I wait for them to come home.

Happy crafting!


  1. Lovely fabric Plum. I'm sure the recipient will be very happy.

  2. Yay! I haven't needed to use mine since I made them, hope they do the trick

  3. Seeing your Morsbag has made me go and make myself one and then I just carried on and made my daughter one as well!! Thanks

  4. 3o minutes? I'm well impressed! Looks like a very neat job.
    Is that Ikea fabric...I'm sure I recognise those birds? ;-)

  5. Lovely bag :-) I see that you are a fellow C and G student - what course are you studying? Is it with SST? I am doing the Level 3 Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting, I love it! I had one of my samples published in Popular Patchwork too, and only found out about it when I read the magazine! I have also got an article in this month's Modern Quilting Magazine if you get to see a copy :-)


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