Monday, November 17, 2008

Jessie's Tulip Surprise

While traveling in the car, and sitting around talking and eating over the course of the weekend, I managed to finish Jessie's quilt for Christmas.

But really, all I had to do yet was sew the binding on.

The top is made from vintage sheets sent to me by Jacquie, and it is backed in nice, warm flannel. It measures about 48" square.

And the silly girl tells me, as I am sewing on the binding - that's so pretty Mommy - can you make one just like it for me? hehe - I told her it was for a friend's babyshower for after the 1st of the year.

Then last night, I started on this for her for Christmas:

We'll see how this Messenger Bag holds up. I still have to finish the edges, put a strap on it, and some sort of closure. Complete with 2 compartments and 5 pockets. I lined this one in cotton, with fusible interfacing. I'm thinking I should have used 2 layers of home decorator fabric (which is what the stripe is) but oh well. For Tyler's, I'll try using home decorator fabric for both the outside and the lining. Since this one is from fabric found in my stash, if it only lasts to the end of the school year, I'm happy with it.



isolada. by design said...

Oh, the quilt is so pretty. And that she likes it already is a bonus! I was wondering how you could work on it in the car. Smart Mom!

The messenger bag is adorable. With home deco fabric on the outside and fusible interfacing on the lining, it should last her until she'll be ready for another. I started making one for my 13 year niece today. Let's see how it comes together.

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Love the quilt.
The bag is so cute!
Have a great wk.

audreypawdrey said...

I love the quilt and it is great that she already wants one like it! The messenger bag is also very cute, I think I need one too!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love the quilt! Love the colors too. Nice job. Nancy

jacquie said...

you are such a sneaky mom! good for you. it's so great that she already likes it. she's going to be soo surprised.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Jessies quilt looks so sweet - what a surprise she is going to have! Love the messenger bag - the fabric is perfect!

Amanda Jean said...

what a great quilt! I like the messenger bag, too.

Amanda Jean said...

what a great quilt! I like the messenger bag, too.

Granny Lyn said...

I love both the quilt and the bag, and I am so positive Jessie will love them, too!!

Sneaky, sneaky mom, you are,