Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Finished in one day (well almost)
I still have to buy the button for it, but otherwise I have it cut, sewn, and ready in one afternoon/evening.
A teacher I work with loves flamingos. I found the fabric this summer when our guild went on a shop hop down to Annapolis and Gaithersburg, Maryland. I was originally going to make it like the scrappy Weekender Bag, cutting up the flamingo fabric with some other FQs that I bought. But the more I looked at those goofy birds I knew I couldn't cut them up.
So the bag is totally Flamingo, inside and out. The inside pockets are the bright green like the palm trees and I quilted it using a bright green Masterpiece thread I had leftover from another project.
Oh, I also used regular batting instead of fusible fleece this time. I quilted the first two pieces and it just didn't seem to have enough stability. So the outside pieces are quilted with double batting. Needless to say when I top stitched around the top, I had to hand crank the needle through the side seams or I am sure it would have broken.
I love this pattern. I can some more of these being made as gifts down the road.