Holy cow! Have we been having glorious weather the last couple of weeks. It’s usually raining this time of year in Portland, but this year it’s sunny and warm. It’s such a joy to get outside every evening in the sunlight! Had a nice walk tonight as I talked on the phone with a friend.
When I got home I dug in and finished the lining on two of the bags that I shared last night.
I love the lining on this one! I just LOVE a graphic black and white print with these bright colored fabrics!
I made the pocket from black and white Jumble.
Here’s the back of the bag. I think I like it even more than the front! I want to do more with black and white combined with the bright colors. All kinds of ideas floating around my head on that.
Gah! I love it!!!
The other finish tonight is this border collie bag.
And that lining? It just makes me so happy!
And I just love the contrast of the delicate paisley on the pocket. Smiles all around on this one!
Here’s the back. I just love this black and white crumb quilting. I thought it would be bland, but it’s really fun!
For this bag made from Kaffe’s Paperweight fabrics I had planned on using Paprika paperweight for the lining.
But I’ve changed my mind. I’m going to use the Algae colorway instead. I think it will make the bag feel cooler and will be a more subdued color way which is a change for me. I’m going to have to order some as neither of the two pieces I have is big enough.
Two more of my blog readers send me photos of the Frankenbags they made.
Here’s the first one from Jean Boseman. And I’m a real sucker for batiks so this one makes me pretty happy! I can see several fabrics in this bag that I’ve used in previous projects.
This next bag is from Sally Zimmer. I love that she put a zipper in her bag. I’ve been thinking about coming up with a design that includes a zipper, and now I’m inspired to get it done!
What am I gonna work on next?