Saturday, July 4, 2009

My New Favorite Purse

Here it is! My new favorite purse!

I finally made my selvage project and now I want to make MORE MORE MORE!!
The really awesome thing is, this purse goes with everything!

I had so much fun remembering which fabrics gave me which selvages too!

It's like a little memory quilt.

Women who sew look at it for a minute and then they either thing it's really cool or they say something to the effect of "are you nuts?" or "I think you need a life"
But I've even gotten compliments from people who don't sew.

Like the other day, the very well dressed gentleman at the photo lab commented on what an interesting handbag I have.

I lined it with black and white polka dots to extend the dotty them inside.

I did decide once I had the selvages sewn together on my base fabric, that I am going to use some interfacing on the next one. I had a very wonky square that I needed to trim up before I could make the bag.

oh and since it's July Fourth I'll stick a little fireworks in here.................


Jean said...

That is very cute. I love these projects. I have made one, but want to make something else now.
Great job! If you send an email to Karen, she will feature it on her blog.

SkippyMom said...

That is awesome! I love the inside choice of fabric too. You have a great eye :)

Jeanne said...

What a terrific bag! I'm still in the collecting stage, but hope to make one someday, too.

Selvage Quilter said...

Oh I like your selvage bag. Nice job! Isn't it fun to see the reactions people have to selvage items?

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy 4th!
Great bags as always!
I have been collecting selvages and look forward to working with them in the fall.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your bag - how pretty and interesting.

Rachel said...

Love the bag!


Mary said...

What an awesome bag! I love it!

Susan Freebery said...

How much extra after the salvage do you usually cut? If I am to start cutting these darn things, I need instructions!!!