Sunday, January 6, 2013

Baby Quilt

I finished this baby quilt last month. The quilt had be sent off promptly to France, as my brother and his wife were expecting a baby in late December. 

The quilt pattern was from the book Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman, and it was a very fast quilt to put together. 

Baby Owen made his arrival last Saturday. 

Paper Bag Swap Bag

The quilting guild I'm involved with (the Mid-West Branch) started a paper bag swap bag back in September. The bags were to be swapped back at our December meeting instead of our usual Chris Kringle.

I received a paper bag with 1940's style fabrics, so I had until the December meeting to make something with the fabrics. I don't usually work with these type of fabrics, but the whole point of these challenges is to make you try something different!

I decided to make a 241 tote bag using the fabrics. I had to do a bit of patchwork piecing to get the fabrics to the right size for the patterns, but it gives a nice effect to the bag.

The paper bags were swapped back at the December meeting so I got to give my bag to the original fabric's owner Deirdre.

Bag Front
Bag Back