Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cool bags

A week ago I did a workshop for the Golden Lion Quilters in Swindon, Wiltshire, on some cool bags. I prepared 2 samples to show the process and have now assembled the bags.

I call them cool bags because they are made using some insulating wadding, to keep their content cold or warm. I think they will become presents.

The cream one is quilted with diagonals that made losanges, and on the black and white I quilted around each seed.

As the fabric is quite clear I put some feet under the black and white bag. I will also use a protective spray to waterproof the outside.
And the black lining is a fabric used to make kites, so a bit waterproof also. The only inconvenient is the sewing as it is slippery.

If you remember I made the blue bag a few months ago in my BQL Challenge with the same kind of wadding, but the outside was made of patchwork blocks that took much longer. The workshop I was doing was aiming at finishing a bag in the day, or just about.
I will try to take some photos of the other ladies bags when I see them finished.

1 comment:

sewkalico said...

They look great!