Friday, July 15, 2011

Strawberry or Watermelon?

When I finished making this bag and stood back to look at it, the first thing I thought was it looked like a watermelon. I can't resist making bags and this one reminds me of everything I love about summer.....fresh strawberries and juicy watermelon.

I didn't like the way the ends were flapping about so I added a little detail to keep it tucked in.

Here is the pattern I used, I omitted the stitchery and put in a focus fabric. This made the bag much faster to make. For now it's on display at the quilt shop I work at, visit Creative Edge in N. Van if you'd like to see it in person.

What do you get when you have a curious cat and a clueless painter? I would have thought the painter would have noticed a cat looking at him thought the windows.....because Boo is so curious, he has to see what's going on outside. The painter opened the window and painted the sill, then decided it was lunch time and didn't close the window. I walked into the front room to see cute little cat prints all over my 100 year old wood floor. Boo likes to get into everything. In my panic I didn't think to take pictures....the prints were really very cute. The good news is the paint came off the floor no problem, but Boo has to let most of the paint wear off his paws.

Happy Quilting!

20 comments:

paulette said...

Your bag is gorgeous and I love the added detail...looks more pulled together!! Kudos to you!
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Roseanne said...

Very nice bag.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Your bag is so perky!!! I know you will have fun using it.

Carolyn :)

Terry said...

IT sure does look like a watermelon! Green on the outside and red on the inside! LOL I love it! :0)

Chookyblue...... said...

it's a great bag must get my stitcheries finished so i can put my bag together..........

Sheila said...

I like what you have done to this pattern , the extra detail is great and your colors sure are summer! Poor Boo, glad the paint came off your floors.

Floss said...

The bag does look like summer, love the fabric you used and the detail on the end.

We are having work done on our basement and found foot prints in the new cement. I should take photos before the carpet goes down. I pointed out that the door was shut to keep the cats out, but they still poured the new floor and left the door open as they left for the day.

Cardygirl said...

The bag looks good...oops about the cat!

Carol said...

That's pretty funny. Good thing the paint came off with no problem. I love your tote bag. It does look very summery. Great idea to use a big print I stead of the stitchery.

Stephanie said...

Love your focus fabric. Very cute alternative to stitchery.

Mary said...

Love the bag,yiy did a great job. really love the story of the kitty prints. Cats sure do love to check things out.

Michelle said...

Love it!! Its sooo cute!! have a wonderful weekend!

Darlene said...

Adorable bag, Wendy.

Glad you were able to remove the paint from your wood floors - whew!

cristina said...

I love it.
kisses from Spain

shez said...

lovely bag Wendy,well done

Karen said...

Love the bag - that's adorable and a great use of a focus fabric. Oh I bet your heart was skipping beats when you saw those little paw prints - glad it all came up :)

Hugs - Karen

tink's mom said...

I love the details you used on the ends of your bag, I'm knda tired of putting ties there myself. Could I steal your idea, please?
You are right though, your bad does have a fresh fruit feel to it.

julieQ said...

The two colors together are just wonderful!! Very summertime-ish!

Annalisa said...

Stupenda....anche il gatto.....ciao

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh very cute bag! Hope Boo's paws are starting wear off!