Purple Thursday

I stepped away from my desk right at 5:00 today after a jam packed day. I grabbed a quick dinner of some home made soup I took out of my freezer yesterday. We were out for our walk by 6:30 and it was a gorgeous evening.

I can’t tell you how much I love being able to do our entire evening walk in daylight. I just love watching more and more evening light appear this time of year.

When I got home I hunkered down in my sewing room and put that second purple and green panel together. And I managed to get both panels sandwiched and quilted.

Here’s a look at both panels quilted and ready to assemble.

Definitely a different feel from the blue and orange bag. But I really like this one too.

I decided to take just a few minutes and get the bag constructed. It only takes me about 15 minutes to make the handles and get the outer bag sewn together.

It seems silly to not just finish it up before I wrap it up for the night.

Here’s the other side of the bag.

And just because I love all the detail…

These boys thought that extra few minutes to finish that outer bag was too much to ask of them.

Rico looks eight feet tall in that photo!

Oh, and I heard from Trudy tonight and asked her how that tiny lamb is doing. She told me that she found a pet home for her and she’s settling in with her new friend… a Shetland sheep. And the cutest thing… they named her Petal! How sweet is that?

She’s still very tiny. But I just love her new jacket! I’m so happy she is doing well that she’s ready to go to her new home!

30 Replies to “Purple Thursday”

    1. Thanks!

      I recently purchased some Aboriginal fabrics on Etsy from ArtFabricStudios. There are a number of sellers on Etsy that carry these fabrics.

      I also have a local store that has a good selection. Pioneer Quits in Milwaukie, Oregon. They have a website and sell online.

      Good luck!
      Anne

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  1. It’s amazing what a difference the quilting and assembly makes! I liked the blocks before but now they really sing! I love how all the little dots and bursts in the aboriginals look like fireworks exploding. You have another beautiful bag!
    It’s really heartwarming that the tiny lamb has thrived and is now able to be with another of her kind. She obviously finds a great deal of comfort in that as well. Good job Trudy!

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    1. thanks! I love all the little dots of white. I think they really make it all sparkle!

      I’m so happy the lamb is doing well. I was so worried about her! It was so nice to see her eating so vigorously last weekend.

      Anne

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  2. I just love this new combination of fabrics! They look fabulous together and I know the top of the bag isn’t sewn to look like it is wavy, but, I think that would be a great additional touch.

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  3. Thank you so much for your wonderful updates – I read them in the morning and it just is the best way to start my day always puts a smile on my face. Stay well and have a great day!

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  4. The jumble in the bag really gives it some movement. Don’t you just love KFC for that!? And the circle aboriginal works perfectly. Great job. Such a sweet little lamb. It is a bit weird how huge Rico looks. (Unless Bender is shrinking.) Thinking maybe red white blue bag for summer?

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    1. The green jumble really does sort of set the design of the curves. It’s the one really visible fabric in that block. So it’s really important! I might try another one with these purples that has more contrast… thinking purple and turquoise. Hmmm. Purple aboriginals with turquoise KFC fabrics. I like that idea!

      Anne

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  5. I love reading your posts everyday. I’ve yet to make a bag as I’ve got several quilt projects to finish up. Just curious: what do you do with all the bags you make? Do you sell them somewhere? Love the doggies, too.

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    1. Some of the bags are given as gifts. But I do sell them as well… mostly by word of mouth. Someone sees one they like and asks me if it’s for sale. I don’t make them with the intention of selling them, but it’s nice that I can sell some so I don’t end up buried under a pile of bags!

      Anne

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  6. Little Petal is so precious! Sad that she can’t be with her mother and siblings but it looks like Trudy found the perfect spot for the tiny lamb.

    I love the way the bright lime dots call attention to all the other dots in this purple and green bag. You really have an eye for color and pattern.

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    1. Yes. It’s sad but her mother was very inexperienced and wasn’t prepared to take care of a lamb with such high level needs. It all turned out very well!

      The green in this piece is definitely the stand out. And that’s fine with me because I Love green!

      Anne

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  7. Petal and her buddy are so stinkin cute I can’t stand it. My son and I both would love to have a goat, but not enough land for that.

    As Beth Squire asked, where do you get your Aboriginal fabrics? I would love to purchase some as well. I always enjoy reading your posts. Thank you!!

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    1. I love lambs, but don’t have much desire to own one! I’m lucky I can get my fill without having to have my own flock!

      I recently purchased some Aboriginal fabrics on Etsy from ArtFabricStudios. There are a number of sellers on Etsy that carry these fabrics.

      I also have a local store that has a good selection. Pioneer Quits in Milwaukie, Oregon. They have a website and sell online.

      Good luck!
      Anne

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  8. My hubby brought home the kitten of a feral cat. It was so tiny it could walk thru the “hole” in the back of his baseball cap. He was using it like a bed to contain her and she was content to sleep in it on the way home from work. We took it to the vet the next day to have it checked out. She was ok and I had to feed her watered down canned cat food — while sitting with her, otherwise she wouldn’t eat. She thrived and lived to be nearly 20. Spoiled as can be. The vet later told me that he didn’t want to tell me she’d never live — too tiny, yadda yadda. Doctors don’t know everything, which is what I’m dealing with now in icu with my hubby. Give life a chance!

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