Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall colors and another store sample

This is the view from my kitchen window. Yesterday we had rain and wind and I noticed the leaves starting to fall from this maple tree and decided it was my last chance to get a picture. The bare tree in front of it is a redbud and it lost all of its leaves over a week ago. It is down to 43 degrees this morning and windy. Here is another store sample that I have been working on. I started it during the fair when I was filling in at the store. I had it all done except the top band and the strap. Yesterday I decided I couldn't look at it unfinished any longer. It is HUGE.

I had never used these curtain grommets before. They are easy to install and I hope they hold up well to the wear and tear that a bag will get.
Here it is sitting on a chair so you can see how tall it is. The sides at the top fold in when the strap is pulled up tight so it does open up full size at the top.

I used some leftover strip piecing for the inside pockets, one on this side and 2 smaller ones on the other side.
I have a million things to do today, so I need to get focused or I'll never get anything done. I'm off to make my list......

18 comments:

Christina said...

I love that bag!!

hetty said...

That is one nice bag! I love the use of the curtain grommets.

Jackie Russell said...

Great bag! Love the batiks!

Lucette said...

It is a lovely bag and I especially like the words. Last day of warmer weather today, so I need to finish off the gardening.

Catherine said...

That bag is super! Love the size and the fabrics and the design!
One more day of mild weather here and then ...

paula, the quilter said...

You made me curious about the curtain grommets so I googled. Instructions said to not put them in the dryer. Are they plastic? Will they melt? Why not the dryer?

Paula said...

Love, love, love that bag. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Did you paint the grommets you used on your bag? Or did they come in that great gold/black finish ?

Bag is great and as always your fabric choices.

Your autumn still has much color. What leaves are left on our trees are now a dusty brown.

J~MT

Kristin L said...

Awesome bag!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Lovely bag to behold, fabulous fabric choices ~ but too large for me (loaded it would kill my tempermental shoulders).

Beautiful work as always, Wanda!

jovaliquilts said...

It's a great bag! Love the style, the fabrics are terrific -- and the grommets are quite a touch.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

I love that handbag. The grommets are a really neat idea.

Jean said...

This is really cute. I haven't seen this pattern before. I like big bags, just don't fill them any more than any other.

I am guessing that the grommets could crack or the finish might come off of them in the dryer, but that is only a guess. Some buttons have the same warning. It is an interesting use of them, though. I like that part a lot!

Vicki W said...

It's a really pretty bag btu if you filled that thing you would need neck and shoulder therapy!

Sewbaby said...

I LOVE THIS BAG!!!!! Great!

Hugs,
Traci

Karen said...

Love the giant grommets---perfect for your bag;)

meggie said...

That is a fabulous bag!
Love those yellow leaves.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Loved your store sample so much, I went and ordered the pattern(today)! Just looked, it's not here yet, lol.

Your choices of fabrics were fantastic.