My mind was going in a different direction for a new project and then an old high school friend of mine posted a bag she made from my tutorial and my plan came to a screeching halt.
She made an adorable upcycled denim bag with a giant yellow sunflower appliqued on it.
Here’s the bag that Linda Remund Ivie made that inspired my next project…
It was just so cheerful and sunny that I just HAD to make a blue and yellow bag. So I started on it this afternoon and got a good start on it. I managed to finish one panel.
I think I might actually like this color combo better than the blue and orange. But I’ll hold my final opinion until this bag is done. Someone on Instagram said it’s celestial.
Someone either emailed or messaged me a Monet quote: “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” And I totally get it! Yellow and orange make blue more spectacular! I’m so sorry I can’t credit the person who sent me that quote, because I love it!
Here’s my four curvy pieced blocks just because I love them!
I decided to use up some of the smaller scraps I generate when making these blocks and whipped up some crumb blocks.
I was thinking that piece of fabric at the far right in the second photo will be the lining for this bag. It’s Kaffe’s Belle Epoch in gray. And as I was searching the inter-webs for it I learned that it’s hard to come by. So it’s unlikely I will use this only half yard I have for a bag lining. I’ll have to dig into my stash and find something less dear. But it looks really cool with this bag!
I have all the block elements for the second panel done. I just need to put them all together with the blue Aboriginal fabrics.
The weather today was so glorious. I managed to get out for my afternoon walk and then an evening walk in a short sleeve T-shirt. I’m glad I got to enjoy it because there is rain in the weather forecast for the next ten days.
I have one more Frankenbag from reader Allanah Lewis to share with you tonight. And interestingly, she’s combined some aboriginal fabric with some KFC fabrics! Along with some other pieces. I love the way she left the Aboriginal fabric in a large piece. The colors are good too.
After our fun playing pickleball on Sunday, my friend Anne and I met at a racquet store this afternoon and bought pickleball paddles! It looks like we’re committed now! We’re taking an introductory class on Sunday!
I’m happy to report that I have one more week of work and then I’m taking about a week-and-a-half off!!! I really need some time off!