Sunday, January 22, 2012

2012 UFO No.1

I did a class a couple of years ago to make this bag. It has lots of techniques and the idea was to learn when and where to use the different Floriani stabilizers. In the class all of the various pieces were prepared but not fully put together. The bag took much longer to make than the one day class run, so there was quite a bit to construct at home. That is usually not a problem, but the directions accompanying this pattern were very difficult to understand. So….. the bag got packed into a container for “another day”.
Last week that day came and I pulled it out, read through the instructions, thought about it, tried a few things, then got stuck into it. Needless to say, it eventually turned into a completed bag.





It is a beautiful bag, a really useful size with zippered pockets on the outside and pockets inside as well.
Marilyn  (http://mardimeanderings.blogspot.com.au/ )

12 comments:

Raelene said...

Hi Marilyn,
Lovely bag, the embroidery is really pretty.
Well done on your first finish on 2012.

Hugs

Fiona said...

great finish...
Hugz

Susan said...

Good Job!!

Maria said...

Now you have a beautiful handy bag Marilyn.
Great job!!!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful bag, love the stitching! Great finish.

The Nifty Stitcher said...

It's beautiful !!!! Bet you are so pleased with it - I would be!

miss~nance said...

Well done. Its a great feeling to get that tricky project done.....

Quiltin' Sandy said...

The bag looks fantastic, Marilyn. Bet it feels so good to finish it. I am a bit like that if I can't follow the instructions- I tend to put things aside for another day. ;)

Mary said...

It's a beautiful bag! How nice to have it done! (You can carry your other UFO's in it...LOL!)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

very well done, I´m sure you´ll use the bag often, looks beautiful!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Wonderful purse!

Marilyn said...

Thank you for such lovely comments. I am so pleased with the bag now I have calmed down from that difficult pattern. It will be well used as I love it.