Saturday, March 27, 2010

On a roll...?

After a long time of no sewing it looks like I'm on a bit of a roll ;-) A little while back I had a request for a tote bag, and since a planned game night yesterday was canceled I found myself in the company of Bernie. I got all the pieces cut, the front pieced and quilted last night, and starting sewing just after breakfast today the bag itself has just been put together:





Pretty pleased with it :-) Hope the person who will receive it will be pleased, too!

More quilty news is that I have finally gotten my Carolina Christmas quilt basted! A bit of a nightmare job:
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This is one heavy quilt due to all those seams, and will probably take me a long time to quilt - need to be diciplined and do it in small dosages ;-)

Happy quilty weekend!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

26 comments:

Trisha said...

Oh, that bag is gorgeous!! I just love it. Your Carolina Christmas quilt looks wonderful. Good luck on the quilting. :)

~Jess said...

That tote is adorable!

The CC quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern!

Anne Heidi said...

Oh your bag is so pretty! And wow, a gorgeous quilt! Enjoy the quilting!

jofridsquilt said...

A lovely bag, and a beautiful quilt. Take care with the quilting, it looks large. Have a nice eastern celebrate. Hugs Jofrid

Thimbelina said...

Your bag is just gorgeous... I'm sure the recipient will be delighted with it!
And good luck on that quilting :)

Guðrún said...

The bag is beautiful. You really are on a roll with your sewing.

Rhonda said...

That tote is fab-tasticly wonderful....LOL...I love the colors, the window paned look and the flower really sets it off.
Great job!

Blossy said...

I love the bag & the colours you chose for it! Very pretty.
And that quilt - just amazing!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I still love your Carolina Christmas quilt. It is just wonderful! And boy is that bag you made beautiful! Someone is going to be very happy!

Hannele said...

The bag is so elegant! And the quilt - fabulous =)

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

For ei stilig veske! Herlig med lilla og sort! Så flott quilten din ble! Nydelig! Håper du får kosa deg med quiltinga snart, og ønsker deg en riktig God Påske, med masse kreative innspill ;o)
Klem,
Lalia

Elins systue said...

Flott veskke og et nydelig teppe

Rose Marie said...

Your tote bag ... how sweet it is! For hand quilting, that will be a lot of work for your CC quilt but it will be so worth it.

Teresa said...

Its a lovely bag - I really like the design, and the fabrics just add to the design. Great job. Wow, that is some fantastic quilt. Will be watching to see how you quilt it.

Sigrun said...

Kjempeflott veske du har sydd. Og lykke til med quiltingen av Mystery quilten!

Suzie said...

A pretty bag, it will make someone very happy for sure! A stunning quilt, love the colors!

Lappedamen said...

I really like the effects with the grid and flower on the tote bag I am pretty sure it will get compliments every time the tote is in use. The Caroline Christmas quilt is stunning!

Gudveig HN said...

Vesken er kjempesøt - og teppet er utrolig lekkert! FOR en jobb!

Quilt all day said...

I am full of admiration for you ...I had mt Carolina's Christmas quilt long arm quilted by Valerie in Paris ;)
Enjoy the journey
Caroline in sunny Brussels

Bonnie said...

Great tote. And, I am so jealous -- your CC is almost finished. It looks fabulous! Next time you need to have a big quilt basted ask your local long armer. Most will baste a quilt for a minimal amount. And, you can use water soluble thread if you want to wash the threads away.

Anne-Grethe said...

Nydelig veske i fine fargekombinasjoner. Quilten er jo bare fantastisk - må beundre deg for alle de stor teppene du tryller fram med jevne mellomrom.

Sølvi's blog said...

Flott veske du har trylla fram. Og den Carolina Christmasen ble superfin- Gleder meg til jeg får tid å henge meg på ett av Bonnies mysterier igjen. Ser ut som hun elsker maaange biter i teppene sine. Og at de skal være digre.

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

Hei
Kom innom bloggen min, der ligger en liten ting til deg :-)

*karendianne. said...

Carolina Christmas is going to be such a treasure when you're done with it. I'm so impressed and happy with the colors you've used. It's so, so pretty! MMM... that's a great quilt, friend. Great quilt. "Disciplined and in small doses" is what I'm doing on a project right now. It really is helping me get through it. So? Well, naturally I think you're smart!

Fiesta said...

ANne great bag! Your quilt looks fabulous.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on getting your quilt basted...it looks amazing!