Sunday, December 11, 2011

More bags and an AAQI mini

I am having so much fun making these little bags.  They are 10" x 7".  Each one is getting easier.  Today, I did a little production line work.  The most fun, of course, is creating the strata for the inset.  For this series, I have created strata.  I think I will do several other kinds of insets as I continue with this bag making adventure.  I need to find a good source for zippers before much longer.  What am I going to do with all these bags?  Think Etsy.

Each of these bags is fully lined.  Don't you love the fun lining in this one?

The other thing I did today was work on my December AAQI mini.  This one is about 7" x 9".  I have a small scrap of fabric that has red and turquoise flowers on a white background.  Every time I look at it, I like the color combination more.  I have quite a bit of red and turquoise in my stash.  Most of it is in pieces smaller than a fat quarter but that is okay if I am going to build fabric like this.  I really like the way the Kaffe in the middle pulls it all together.  I think I am going to hand quilt this one with turquoise floss and big stitches.  That should be fun.  This will be my 14th AAQI mini. 
Tomorrow, I have another full studio day.  Who knows what I will get done then.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Nifty Quilts said...

Love those bags, and your red with turquoise--my favorite color combo!

krisgray said...

Lovely bags! I love doing smaller projects and zippers aren't nearly as bad as I thought they would be - lol.

Lisa said...

Those bags are so cute! And I love your new mini. The colors are wonderful. Can't wait to see what you do in your studio today!

Michele Bilyeu said...

My first thought was Christmas gifts! You mean,you're done with gift shopping and creating and now sewing for Etsy? Wowza woman!

Stephanie said...

Aren't small (quick!) projects fun! I'm stockpiling for a future Etsy shop myself, and working through my zipper stash. Highly recommend "ZipIt" Etsy shop for good zipper selection at excellent prices; she does custom orders if you need a specific assortment.