Saturday, April 12, 2008

Springtime Bag and Gift Bag Appliques

Today, for quilting, Patty asked Renea, if she would share with us, how to applique, ....again. She had taught us before, and since Renea is our applique queen, Patty asked her to show us again. Renea was so sweet, and she made up some little kits for us to do today. First, we made a little gift bag, using a lunch sack, fabric cutouts, and ribbon. What a fun project! They went together quite quickly. Renea does a lot of these for holiday gifts, and birthday gifts. She is a recycler, like me, and she is SEW creative!
As usual, I act first, and THEN ask questions later. I pressed my little bears on the bag before I took the gift tag into consideration, and as you can see, I should have pressed my little bears on the bag a bit lower than I did. Ok, live and learn. We all enjoyed learning to do this though.
Our next project was this sweet little spring bag. Renea had all the kits made up, with all the pieces cut out to the right size, and this bag just is so darling! I just love it, and it looks so happy and springy, making me think of happy thoughts, singing birds, and flowers. It was a little more time consuming for me, since I am new at this, but everyone's turned out really cute. I love the little 'scallops'. We all learned to do the blanket stitching, or satin stitching, whichever stitch we chose, and realized there is a lot of starts and stops, but well worth the time and effort, and HOW CUTE!!!!
I know Renea reads my blog now and then, so Renea, sweetie, THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping us, and showing us AGAIN. We all appreciated it. You are a sweet friend to all of us, and we all love you dearly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!



6 comments:

Jen said...

That is SOOOO cute!!!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Just too adorable! How nice of her to make up kits....WOW! Crafty women should rule the world! We'd straighten out a lot of problems!

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

It sounds like you had a great quilty day with the ladies and I love everything you made.

Carla said...

Very cute bags and they're finished, too!

Sharon said...

What a cute blog you have! I love "Goodwill Hunting"!!! Clever name! Your little gift bags are adorable!

:0) Sharon

Deb (vtquilter) said...

Those are cute projects and came out so well!

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