Monday, May 9, 2011

Oh Monday

And my design wall is significantly different.  I liked the sewn together bits for the Kindle bag so much, that I decided that I needed to explore that kind of "free-form" piecing some more.

To see other design walls, click here for Judy's blog.








I finished the Kindle bag and sent it off.

This is the front -- I stenciled the tree shape using Stewart Gill silver paint and one of their stencils.  I painted it after I quilted it, but before I cut out the pieces for the bag.  I used Velcro tabs for closures.

I like the back best, but I wish I had gotten more of the little strips with the orange, green, and stripey material in there.  It was just too small to get it all.  The strap is adjustable.  Except for the striped fabric, I used all of my own hand-dyes for this project.


And I finished a lot of the quilting on the faerie piece.  I plan to finish the machine work on this today or tomorrow, then I have hand work planned.

7 comments:

Chris said...

I love your Kindle bag. One of these days I need to make a cover for mine...

Beth said...

love the Kindle bag. If I ever get an iPad I will have to make a cover fot it too.

The tree is looking fabulous. Waiting to see the 'handwork' and the unveiling!

Karen M said...

I love the Kindle bag, also. The tree is a great detail. And the quilting on the faerie piece is great, love the bark texture especially.

Talin's Corner said...

I really like the way your kindle bag turned out.

Robbie said...

The bag is great!!! Love the colors and design. Reminds me of Lisa Call's work and others (and that's a compliment!!). Very nice!!

Jan said...

Great bag and it is wonderful that you were able to use your own dyed fabrics for it. I look forward to seeing your fairy piece when it is finished.

Chris Daly said...

Great design Karen. I love the color selections and the stenciling looks great.