Monday, November 14, 2005

What I made for backtack II

I never shared any photos of what I made for backtack! I was so stressed about getting it done! I did end up sending it a little late because I could not find a big enough box! My recipient was the very talented knitting Sara from KnitWerk. She expressed an interest in quilting and I was fortunate enough to score a kit at JoAnn's on sale that including the cutting mat, the grid ruler and the rotary cutter for $19.99! How incredible is that! Unfortunately it was too big for the bag I had already made, but I think that's okay. I also got the book, The Modern Quilt Workshop which had a lot of good reviews on Amazon.

Sara is very different from me in her tastes! Where I like warm colors and strong contrasts, she likes cool colors all along one curve of the wheel. Amazingly, I had the perfect fabrics in my stash! When I worked at Hancock's I would pick up bolt ends for a song and these were pretty small pieces! The embellishment on the bag was a kit to make a belt that came from JoAnn's. The pincushion is a wrist pincushion (my favorite kind!) that Sara says she is enjoying, so that makes me happy! The big bag is lined with the fabric from a felted pink sweater. The bookmark was fun- two pieces of fabric fused together and trimmed with pinking sheers. On the top layer I embroidered (very badly!) the words "sew good" in a matching thread. What else? Oh yeah, quilters pins, a cool thimble, a pack of betweens, a little lined zipper pouch and a tiny pouch for wee scissors with scissors included. I also threw in a tiny box of purple glass beads tied up with an orange ribbon. I didn't send candy because her last post before I mailed was one about candy overload!

It was really fun to work outside of my box, as the saying goes. I was really happy with the results and I hope Sara is enjoying them as much as I am enjoying my goodies from Sarah of Totally Crunchy! All of the completed projects are over at flickr-go enjoy!

3 friends said....:

  1. Fabulous! Your backtack recipient is very lucky! That wrist pincushion sounds & looks great! Josephine

  2. I love the bag you made, Bettsi! So pretty!

  3. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the colors. Your reciepient is very lucky. How funny that you gave and got both from "Sarah's"..interesting... I'm glad you are still enjoying your bag. I love the one I got too and the whole experience was very positive. I wonder what they will cook up for next April!



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