A week or so ago our local branch of the Australian Sewing Guild ran a bag making workshop with Kay Platts.
We had a fun day and came away with a few interesting patterns & techniques to try as well as the bag we worked on in the workshop – mine above. My daughter said it looks a bit country – a bootscooting bag? Unfortunately, I think she’s right! I’m doing another one in blues & purples.

This quilted book cover was finished today, mostly done on my new sewing machine. The challenge with this was to use some really bad fabric. I’ve been buying some scrap bags of quilting fabric which are great value but there are always a few pieces that I hate. I did some free form piecing for the background, then added the embroidered denim square which I did years ago – it’s finally found a place. Opened out cover below – the light is better on this pic.

Below: Marigolds flowering in our garden

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  1. The bag looks great. So does your use of scrap fabrics on your book cover.
    The marigolds are so bright and cheerful.

    Thanks for showing us these projects.

  2. Nothing wrong with the bag style Linda.Hope you enjoyed your making day!
    LOVE that book cover…
    Marigolds are so cheery aren’t they?
    You’ve had a HOT summer I know! Had any rain yet?
    We are blissfully cool in Adelaide at the moment..sigh!

  3. Love your bookcover, scraps can be quite useful even when we think thay are awful.I like your bag too but can see why your daughter thought of bootscooting.

  4. I don’t agree with your daughter-I like the bag. It looks like an interesting pattern.
    Love book cover too. It’s nice to see flower, we woke up to snow.

  5. Linda, I love the bag. I also purchase a lot of ‘scrap bags’ and usually find some not to my liking, but always use them somewhere.

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