Do you remember I went along to Bungay to visit Sew and So's on Saturday with my daughter Alice? Well she really "needed" to get some of this lovely fabric by Lynette Anderson - it's called Hollyhock Garden for Lecien, and she wanted to make a bag for one of her colleagues, so who better to give her a masterclass in bag-making but her crafty mummy?? We used a Norwegian bag pattern, called "Anna's Sminkepung" which is by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa Alice wanted to add some lace trimming that she found in my stash, and I just happened to have a reel of variegated King Tut quilting thread that matched this fabric perfectly - oh yes I know my friend Heather will be totally AMAZED to think that I had just the right colour thread lurking in a box.....
.....anyway, I helped her to mark out a 2" grid using a Clover Hera marker while she threaded up the Bernina. Alice was a very good student, and she soon mastered the art of quilting and adding lace trimming and binding and adding a zipper.....
.....and in no time at all her bag was completed. She really has made an excellent job of this. The inside is lined with the beautiful pale grey fabric shown in the top picture. Unfortunately the lighting wasn't very good indoors last night.....
.....anyway, I've taken another picture in the garden this morning where the lighting was much better! This bag is for Stella, as Alice wanted to make her something to say thank you for taking her along to the Spring Quilt Festival at Duxford last week. This evening when Alice arrived home from work she said Stella loved it! Alice wants me to help her make another one this evening - honestly, there's no peace at Foreman Towers!!
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.