I’ve been thinking about digging into the blocks my friend gave me a few weeks ago to find a couple of panels for a bag that would be in reds, yellows and oranges. So I dug in and selected a couple of blocks that I thought would work.
Here’s the first one. It has mostly KFC fabrics in it.
Here’s the second one. Also mostly KFC fabrics.
Then I remembered that there were a few small simple blocks that were in the scraps that Wanda sent me so I dug those out.
A couple of weeks ago I ran across some panels of 2 inch squares of KFC fabrics that I had sewn a couple of years ago… intending to put them into zipper pouches. I thought these would work well for these panels.
Once I had all these pieces ready to go, I looked through my stash and selected a few fabrics in red, yellow and orange to compliment these blocks. And here’s what I came up with: the first panel.
And the other panel.
This really is a true Frankenbag with pieces from all over the place. I really like having pieces in these panels that were made by friends. It makes them special. I also like that it reads in the red family, but there are a lot of fun little pops of color everywhere.
I’ll probably get this quilted and get the outer bag body sewn together tomorrow night.
I received more photos of Frankenbags from blog readers today.
These first photos are two bags from Lynne Hummel. I really love all the indigo in these bags. It’s such a great neutral color to use with so many different prints and colors. I also like the strong horizontal lines on the center top photo. And, of course, there’s all that graphic black and white that I love so much. And that thin little yellow line in the photo on the top right? Well, it’s sort of everything.
Lynne also added a zipper pocket on that bag at the top.
This next bag is from Linda Lock. I just love those big and bold pieces on this bag. And the floral handles are pretty fun too! I also really like how it’s all askew! That makes it so interesting.
Thanks to Lynne and Linda for sharing photos of their bags!
As I was walking the boys tonight the sky just got prettier and prettier. Rico was not happy that we had to stop to take a photo.
Holy cow. I really live in a gorgeous place!
I made up for Rico’s agony when we got home by putting a toy on his head.
Look how happy he is with this situation!