Monday, November 5, 2007

Not for advanced quilters!

I finished this bag today... finally!!
I'm learning with each project I attempt and I keep trying new-to-me techniques.
This was an easy to make no pattern bag... just lots of squares and rectangles.
It's lined with a coordinating fabric and has inner pockets.
This was my first attempt at lowering those 'feed dogs' and trying free-motion quilting.
I just jumped in and did a circular design (resembling a beanstalk) down the center of each fabric strip.
They are very abstract, but I'm happy with the total effect.
I'm anxious to make a Christmas bag now. I sketched it and can't wait to cut the fabric tomorrow so I can play with 'free-motion' again.

I'm always more interested in the process rather than the product.
And this was fun!!

Make it a good day...
~Joni


12 comments:

Kate said...

Oooh Joni - I am thrilled you're getting the free motion bug! I warn you though, the first place I did it was quilting, and it goes downhill from here! (Or uphill, depends on your outlook!) I stopped doing the old patchwork, and just went for the free-motion! Having said that, I was in the quilt shop this morning buying pretend Japanese fabric, which is luverley! Fab bag, by the way. Still planning what I'm going to do! xx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

The quilting looks great Joni! I'm too scared and haven't tried free-motion yet so I will have to pluck up the courage soon! Lucy x

Anina said...

I like it, I really really like it!

Angie said...

Totally cool. This could inspire me to make myself one or two. Are you sure you don't have instructions to send me?????

de vliegende koe said...

Free (e)motion! I love it! I have a free motion foot for my sewing machine, must try if it works for me!
Wonderful bag and the red and green teatowels and kitchen stuff looks great!

Wanda said...

Very cute...you get the quilter's award...if there is one!!

Junie Moon said...

Wow, I think you did a fabulous job! You deserve a medal of honor for your bravery as well as a beautiful end product.

Thimbleanna said...

Great job Joni! You are indeed a very brave girl! The books you've ordered look yummy too -- I just ordered Joelle's book last night myself. Not sure why -- I think I was just intrigued by the color wheel quilt. I'll probably never make it, but you never know LOL.

Katie said...

That's a very cool bag. Nice work! :)

Sonnja said...

Lovely bag!!!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

Helen Hancock said...

You love a project and what results you get! No pattern...WTG Grammy J!!

corry said...

I LOVE the bag!!! Your feeling for using colours is so wonderful and it makes your blog like "candy for the eyes"! I never tried free motion quilting, but I like to try it sometime.