I’ve been wanting to cut into some of Brandon Mably’s black Octopus fabric for a long time. I’ve seen some really cool bags made out of it recently and have been itching to make one. So today I finally dove in.
I thought I’d combine the octopus fabric with some muted yet colorful crumb piecing. So I dug into my scraps and pulled out some fabrics I liked and tried them out with the octopus. Here’s those scraps made into the first step of the crumb blocks.
I chain piece the crumb pieces and it goes really fast.
Here’s a pile of the pieces on the ironing board all ready to be pressed and cut apart.
I used a big fussy cut piece of the octopus fabric for the first panel. I’m not typically a fussy cutter, but I thought this was really screaming to be fussy cut. I added some onion rings around the octopus block, some purple spots because the friend I’m making this for loves purple, and added crumb blocks along the right side and bottom. Here’s the finished first panel.
I started working on the second panel but my back started bothering me so I had some ice cream instead and am now curled up under a quilt on the sofa. Thinking I might actually watch a movie.
We had a great sheep herding lesson today. It’s been a few weeks since we had a lesson, but Rico jumped right back in and did an amazing job. And it was a gorgeous day! So much sun. It’s so nice to have the rain stop for a few days.
He really was not happy to pose since he wanted to go get those sheep organized!
Tomorrow afternoon I have another sheep herding lesson with a different trainer. I’m planning on taking down my outdoor holiday lights in the morning.
I got photos of just one Frankenbag in the last few days. This bag was made by Paula Laramie for her son’s mother in law who is named Guadalupe and was born on the feast of the Lady of Guadalupe. She made the bag to celebrate Lupe’s 70th birthday.
I love the bright colors, the crumb piecing, and the way she used that big panel on the front of the bag.
Why do weekend days go so fast and work days go so slow?