Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Woven Tubes Bag Class and other quilt related things

This month is going to fly by I can tell already. Even though I was trying to catch up from being gone last weekend, I really wanted to take mom's woven tube bag class. So Wed. night I spent the entire night, 3 hours making 32 tubes for the class. Thurs. night we wove them together and sewed around the edge. This is the same process as when I did the b/w with pink one back a couple months ago. We left our stuff and on Friday night were back to finish up the bag. I worked really hard and tried to get it done, but I still had to hand sew the lining in after class was over. Oh well, it turned out really neat and I am pleased with it. The front and the back are exactly the same. I bought the fabric at Mills End in SF when we were there and I wasn't pleased with it at all. But when I got it done I really love how it turned out. I wanted a little more sophisticated bag for taking to work.
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As I forgot to take pictures of the back of the tablerunners, I decided I better get that done right away or I would forget. The picture didn't turn out well, but you can kind of tell what it says. My mom spent all of Sat. and Sun. morning doing the embroidery on 20 backs of the tablerunners. These will be given to those who help with the wedding and to those who traveled great distances to be with us. They are going to be part of the center pieces for the tables at the reception too.
By sharing our lives
and our love, you have
been a special part of
our wedding day.
Thank you,
Paul & Moneik Stephens
June 7, 2008

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Last week I mentioned that I had bought the fabric for the bridesmaids dresses. We found a great deal on Halloween costume satin and lining, so ended up getting it. We will probably have enough to do the groommens vests too. The bottom left is the fabric with glitter/sparkly and the top is of the purple. It didn't photograph well, but that's what it looks like. We bought all they had of the sparkly which was only 1 1/2 yards thinking of doing the dress bodices in it, but the more I am contemplating it, we may do the front of the guys vests in it. We'll just have to see what works out when the time comes. We are going to make them in early spring.
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And finally... Hancock's had a 50% off notions Sun. and Mon. sale, so I got a little something for me! I'm going to put it in the back window of my pickup.
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BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

That bag is awesome! I did find your b/w with pink and it's very cool. I think I'm going with just a touch of red in mine. I think...I never know what I'm really gonna do...til I actually do it. I considered yellow, but then it would just look like a giant bumble bee...LOL
I'd love to know how to make that bag, too! I have that bag fetish thing going on....
Thanks for leaving the nice comment. Later, Regina

Jen said...

I LOVE the bag! That dress fabric is awesome. Did you want me to check here for more of the sparkly one? Don't forget, if you end up needing more lining, let me know. I have a full bolt of navy blue which would work just fine with the purple.

I have that sign too!!

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Oh I just love the bag and the fabric for the dresses. That color is fantastic. Do you need Jen and I to look for more fabric around here?

Kristie said...

Love the bag and the dress fabric. I can't wait to see them.