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June 23, 2009

A little quilted totebag

Some time ago I told you I was determined to try some quilting. And I made a start! I finished a little totebag, called 'Holland tasje'. I bougth the design and fabric in Deventer, Quiltshop 100 Roses, some weeks ago. And now I can brag a little bit about how difficult it was, but how perfectly handsewn! Look and judge!

And isn't this a typical Dutch picture? A Holland bag in a Holland garden, under a blue summer sky.

I also have some progress on Oakhaven SAL, finished until September now.

And Vibrant Vista has a real American flag now. I changed it a little bit, because while stitching and using the colours as charted, I noticed the stars weren't visible. And how about an American flag with only stripes? No way, although I am not an American woman, that just isn't done! So I added some white stars and here she is: The well-known Stars & Stripes! I have to admit I have been thinking about changing it into a Dutch flag, but then I considered the artwork isn't Dutch at all, so why change it if it is not for the better?

Being so proud on achieving my goal (Holland tasje) I spent part of the afternoon cutting squares and triangles for a real (small) quilt. And my goodness, that takes quite some time! I have to cut 16 squares and 120 triangles. I'm halfway now, so I can't show any results.

Also busy stitching for a 'Christmas in July' exchange, and there is Mary Wigham. But she has to wait until next time ....


Annie said...

You've been busy! That is the sweetest bag!

Your other projects are coming along great. And you are doing Mary W too? Where do you find the time?

Margaret said...

Oh wow -- you've been busy! That tote bag looks great! Glad you're enjoying quilting. Yes, cutting the pieces can be tedious! lol! Nice xs WIP too.

Ellen said...

Love your tote bag! All your wips are looking great. Looking forward to your progress on the quilt.


Brigitta said...

Wat heb je een ontzettend leuk tasje gemaakt!! Goed gedaan hoor. En je borduurwerk ziet er schitterend uit!


Kathy said...

Oh that tote bag is just fabulous! And quilting too. Can't wait to see your other wips.

Maren said...

Wow, you've been workin! That is one cute tote. If you do half as good on your quilt that is going to be a stunning piece!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

That quilting is just charming! All your work is gorgeous, as always.

CindyMae said...

Love the bag! It is darling! Everything looks amazing! Great progress!

Cindy F. said...

Oh Joke!!! I love your tote! It's adorable and you did such a beautiful job finishing it!! CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to see the quilt you're going to make!

Beautiful progress on your wips!! and I really love how you changed the flag:)

Brigitte said...

I love Vibrant Vista and have it in my satsh too but haven't started on it yet. Very nice progress picture.