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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bag and blocks

My friend Leisha Camden had her birthday in mid October, but she spent the day in Egypt, so her birthday pressie from me was only handed over today. She spotted a pattern for this make-up bag with an elephant on it before Christmas last year, and I found she expected an elephant-pressie... Well, she didn't get one then, but I did make her one now:

It is a fair size bag that will hold some books and stuff, or might come in handy for shopping (in stead of those non-environment friendly plastic bags). And for the elephant tail I had some fun with a star stud, a bead and a rusty bell :o)
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Anyone remember this post? While looking through some old post last night, I found that I haven't shared the remaining blocks for this mini quilt - they were all done this summer!

They have been laying on the sideboard in the living room since I finished them, in hope that I'll work some more on this version of Sarah's Sampler. I still have to put the top together and figure out how I'm going to quilt it, but having all the blocks finished is a start. I'm still putting off those tiny pieces for the garden maze setting and the twisted border - this will have to be done over a peaceful weekend when I'm in a great mood and have no stiff neck!!!

Hope you all have had a great weekend!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

11 comments:

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

How nice this will be! I think all the blocks are from SBS except the house block? Minis are very nice, I think after my big projects are done, I'll turn to minis...

Elaine Adair said...

The blocks are so pretty, but that elephant bag is just WONDERFUL! The sparkle on his tail is a great added touch. 8-)

Guðrún said...

The blocks look so "fresh" in blue and white.

Lise in Norway said...

Love your blue and white quiltblocks...so clean and good looking for the eye

Butterfly said...

Hi :o)

Such a great gift!! Love the elephant :o)

Blue and white are wonderful together :o)

Hope to see you soon :o)

Stor klem

Rose said...

Love the elephant sweetie and the tail is so clever. The bag will be very useful for her!!
Ah yes, Id forgotten about these blocks, they r gorgeous. Now Im eager to see this all together!!
Big hugs xxx

Leisha Camden said...

Thank you for my present!! :-)

Hanne said...

Lovely blocks Anne Ida!

I hope your neck is better real soon !!

Rhonda said...

I love those blue and white blocks. I can't wait to see how you decide to put them together.

verobirdie said...

A beautiful elephant. that gives me idea for a friend of mine...
Thanks for sharing.

Suzie said...

They are simply beautiful!!! You know, blue is the most wonderful colour! Take your time for it, it is worth!!!