Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Whatever Wednesday

Not a quilting post but still about fabric.

Sue at Suebee's World had sewn a Jelly Roll together but didn't like it much.  She gave me a large piece of it and I had fun hunting some matching fabric in my stash. This past weekend, this mess slowly  ...


... turned into this:

horizontal bag
and then, this:

horizontal bag from other side and vertical bag

I so love my new bags. I did remove a few of the strips from the horizontal bag as it made it too deep. I used the strips for the handles of bag #2 on the right and the inside pocket.  The outside pocket fabric comes from my stash. I think it works well.


The green lining fabric was bought when I did DS1 last quilt (named "Take 21") but I didn't liked it. I sure do like it in this project though. The handles are the leftover binding from a quilt named "Far Away". The bags look very beach-y and summer-y, you know, fun bags!  Thanks again Sue!

I prepped 24 butterflies to decorate a dozen hair pins. I will bring these to the craft sale in October. Can you image that it's in two months ? Gosh! I have to hurry on these projects.

I had a lovely visitor on Monday. The rain had finally stopped and I stepped outside to find Mr. Neighbour's cat strolling in my backyard.  He is usually very shy and skittish, and I can't approach him much.


On Monday, he must have been happy to see me too because we played together for more than 30 minutes.  I had so much fun. I so miss having a cat.

He has a very soft purr, very low. I don't know his name. I should ask Mr. Neighbour.


Not sure the chickadees would appreciate me having a cat!  _^..^_

Anywho! Back to fabric. 
When the time comes, I will link up with:
Cynthia for Oh Scraps!

as it might inspire others who hoard fabrics love projects made with scraps. :^D


Until next time ... 


;^)



16 comments:

  1. Whoa, Chantal! I love what you have done with my lemon of a quilt! You surely turned them into lemonade. I really love the handles on the first tote and I would never have thought to use them vertically...good thinking. I'm really glad you are having fun with the box.

    I love the butterflies also..I will have to check them out. And Mr. Neighbor's cat is so pretty. I love cats especially when they are happy and purring.

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  2. Tes sacs sont très réussis bravo ! Et j'adore comme toujours tes petits papillons !
    Ton viteur est très mignon mais je pense que c'est UNE visteuse car elle a 3 couleurs. Si tu as joué avec elle, elle reviendra et se rapprochera de toi. Sois patiente !
    Bisous

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  3. Lovely, happy bags! I have several of the butterflies I made from your tutorial, it was nice to see yours!

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  4. I'll bet your sweet little kitty friend will be back to play with you again soon!
    Love the bags! Perfect use for the jelly strips!
    And those butterflies are adorable!

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  5. Wow - those are great bags! Lovely colors

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  6. They are fun bags. I especially like that you used someone else's cast-offs to make something so useful. Great job!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  7. What a perfect way to use up some jelly roll strips that didn't work for someone else! I love your summery bags, and I bet you'll get a lot of use out of them!

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  8. The butterfly pins would be good accents for bags and purses too! I followed your tutorial for them and made a few, but now I think I'll make some to go onto some little purses I'm making.

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  9. Great use of those adopted strips! The colors are so pretty. Thanks for sharing these great ideas with Oh Scrap!

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  10. Very pretty bags Chantal. My favourite colours. I'm sure the chickadees hate the cat if he's anything like mine.

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  11. Bags and butterflies are such great things to make from scraps! What fun! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday.

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  12. Great use of Sue's unliked quilt!

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  13. Cute bag! Great way to repurpose!
    Butterflies are super cute too!

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  14. They say Beach Bags to me. Very lovely!

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  15. They say Beach Bags to me. Very lovely!

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