Couple weekends ago my mom made me this
quilted bag cool new cubby. She put it in the sun to take a photo
This strappy thing is really in the way, she needs to ditch that.
I crawled inside my new cubby. I can'tz believe how perfectly I fitted!
Well, except for my ridiculously looooong tail, but that's ok. I like my new cubby. I'm keepin' it.
Note from That Woman:
Couple of friends had these bags (theirs are more large tote bags) and I have been coveting them. A bit ago, one of my friendsJoanell went to one of her other quilt guild meetings and as things go; there's usually a table where quilters can swap stuff, unload fabric, books, etc. Well joanell found the prewrapped cording that someone had gone to all the trouble of making but never finished.
Joanell knew I had been wanting to do this project so she brought it to me. Took me all day to sew it up)(and three broken needles) but this great bag is way cool. Since it's so 'quilty' I'm not allowed to take it when I go out with The Gurl but it will accompany me to Long Beach Festival this year where I hope to stuff it will all kinds of goodies from Quilt Market! (budget permitting of course)
It's really labor intensive, you take 2 1/2 " strips of fabric and wrap them around cloth cording then stitch it all down- (this is batik and the weave of that cloth is so tight that by the time you wrap it and sew through that you need to swap out needle on your machine before completing the next step) You wind up with a giant snake that you just keep making as long as you want. After that, you start by coiling it and stitching it down with the zig zag stitch. You keep coiling and sewing, coiling and sewing and gradually the sides start curving upwards depending on how long you've made your bottom coil). You keep going till you either run out of snake or it's as big as you want.--i should have made the bottom flat coil bigger so the the bag would have become more a larger open tote than a purse shape. Still mine finished at 12" wide and around 24" long.) I quit with some to spare for the strap and button loop