Sunday, July 26, 2009

Claire Makes Her Debut!

I was going to stop for the night when I got the 5 & Dime quilt back pieced and ready to go on the frame, but since Paul was on the computer in my studio, I decided to work on the bag I had cut out. About 10 I figured I'd quit for the night, so I took a picture of my covers with handles (on my ironing board). Yes I do have hunky firefighters as my ironing board cover and I love it!
Paul was still hanging out, so I decide to work on the lining and pockets... which I took a picture of about 10:39PM but since we were still hanging together (it's rare that he's up this late) I continued on!
By 11:30PM I had a finished Claire (including the liner for the Bag-E-Bottom which I normally don't do or do later)! Here are the two sides of my newly finished Claire from Lazy Girl Designs.
I wasn't sure I was going to like this one, but after making it I'm falling for it more and more and wishing it wasn't making it's way to the store as a sample! It makes up in half the time of the Mini Miranda, but with the same features. It's fat quarter friendly, though the next time I would probably do matching outer sides. It's fast! I think total this probably took me 3 hours of sewing/cutting, while the Miranda's take me at least 5-6 hours. I will probably put the option flap on at some point, or add velcro, but for now I followed the pattern.
Had I made it a goal to get both the quilt top and the bag done, I never would have gotten both done, but tonight it just seemed to work and everything clicked along great. I'm thinking I'll be able to get the 5 & Dime quilted tomorrow night after work. We hope to go visit my little bro to see his new Jaguar, but that shouldn't take all evening. I would really like to have the quilt ready for Strip Club on Sat.


piecesofpatti said...

Love that bag, Moneik! The girls at work were asking me why I carried my old dingy bag when I make such great bags. I may have to try this one for myself! Good job as usual!

Jen said...

Claire turned out great!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

That may be my new favorite bag! I love it! Another pattern I'm gonna have to have!

Cindy said...

Claire turned out great. I don't have the pattern and I wasn't really sure of it but it might be on my list of things to make. Great job.

Jennifer said...

She looks great, and I can't believe you finished her in one night! I need to start looking for fabric to make mine.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

Very nice. I think the bag has a very professional look to it.