Finally! Some Color to Enjoy!

I can’t tell you how happy I am to have that drab bag off my sewing table. And tonight I surrounded myself with more color as I continued working with the blue and orange Aboriginal and KFC fabrics. And I feel better!

After making the first curvy block the other night, I made three more tonight and started planning a design for a couple of bag panels. Here’s what I came up with.

I used the full block on the left side, then cut a block in half and stacked it up, one piece on top of the other, for the right side.

I just love the combination of blue and orange! And I love the combination of Aboriginal and KFC fabrics. They really work nicely together. And I love orange. Orange gets a really bad rap. But it’s a really spectacular color!

My shepherd’s crook is orange!

Here’s the other panel for this bag.

And both panels together so you can see the difference.

I managed to get both panels completed and sandwiched.

I will probably get them quilted tomorrow night. One more bag after this and I’ll be done with that ugly batik on the back!

Here’s a close up of one of the panels so you can enjoy all the gorgeousness!

So yummy!!! Everyone should start loving orange!

And as much as I enjoyed my time in my sewing room tonight, Bender did not feel the same.

I’m editing this post to add:

My friend Trudy just posted an album of photos of her lambing season on her Facebook page. You can enjoy lots of photos of ewes and lambs here (and my new boyfriend Isaac!). I hope her privacy settings will allow you to see the photos.

18 Replies to “Finally! Some Color to Enjoy!”

  1. Oh…I agree…I soooo love the Paisley Jungle in orange. It was one of the first KF fabrics that I ever bought. I still have some, just because. I like the movement of the fabrics on your new bag panels, too. Orange and blue…or yellow and blue are a treat! Also, you have no idea how I enjoy having one of your posts to read before I get my day started here in NC. I’m grateful that you take the time at the end of your day to write it up. You’re my favorite “rock star” 🙂


    1. I’m laughing because I’m just getting off the sofa to go to bed!!!

      And that tangerine paisley jungle is one of my all time favorites too! I have many yards of it. I even got a big piece from a friend for Christmas to use as a quilt back!!!

      Thanks for reading!



  2. I really like the orange with the blue, it brings it alive. The lamb pics are so sweet. Thanks for the Bender pic. Our sweet Callie passed away yesterday, they think from liver cancer. She was my husband’s shadow and my precious girl. I am beyond grief . Hug your boys for me.

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    1. Oh Pam. I’m so sorry to hear about Callie. I will give Bender and Rico an extra hug tonight. I hope your happy memories about Callie help ease your pain a little.


    1. They really do work well together, and the fabrics are very similar in quality and feel. The saturated colors and depth and detail of the designs work together well too. They appear to be made for each other!


    1. They are YKK metal zippers. I have purchased white ones on Amazon. I have purchased off whites ones from Zipit on Etsy. I also have purchased a LOT of nylon zippers from Zipit.



  3. Love my blue and orange, love your blue and orange. Isn’t it strange, how once you see something you like, you can’t do anything else until you’ve accomplished it! Those creative juices just keep on oozing! I love it.

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  4. I love my orange and blue, love your orange and blue! It’s so fun that once you get in your head a color combo, you can’t do anything else until you make it. Love the creative juices that flow!

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