Saturday, November 10, 2007

With this as inspiration, I worked on a small Christmas gift today. I'm still not thrilled with my zipper skills, but hopefully with each little bag, I'll get better at it.

I finally have the two borders on the Bear Paws and have sandwiched it using every safety pin I could find! Now on to the quilting!

I also made a yummy (veggie) pea soup today, but the color is just plain unphotogenic. My pea soup tip - add sweet potato. Perfect for this grey day - looking not quite as grey now with the drizzle turning into flakes!

16 comments:

Guðrún said...

Your little bag is great. Do you make all your Christmas gifts?

anne bebbington said...

I really love that plaid bear paw - perfect with the blues :o)

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a lovely little bag! Love the lining fabric and your Bear Paw Quilt looks absolutely divine - lucky brother!

Goneaussiequilter said...

Ohhh, very nice! I have always wanted to do a plaid bear paw quilt. Yours looks so cosy. I'm with you on the zipper thing...

Jeanne said...

The border for your bear paw really looks great! I think your little bag is wonderful.

Cheryl said...

Bag is darling and the bear paw quilt if great out of plaids...and pea soup, life is good!

Libby said...

Love the bear paw border *s* Don't judge yourself too harshly when it comes to zippers . . . at least you can do them - far more advanced than I.

Deb said...

I think the bag looks great! It really is cute! And the bear paw looks wonderful! Will be perfect for your brother to snuggle up under on those cold nights.

I love pea soup! And you're right, it is not a very photogenic soup.

ROZ said...

I love the bear paw quilt, and I make pea soup all the time. My recipe is vegetarian--no ham. I just warm some of the soup up for my lunch.

amandajean said...

the bear paw quilt is wonderful. I like your little pouch, too. those zippers are buggers to put in, aren't they?

Pat said...

Your bag is really cute and your quilt is wonderful. Pea soup sounds good too.

Rose Marie said...

I've been collecting plaids for quite a while now, with the intent of making a quilt out of them. Your quilt is great motivation for me to finally do something with them!

Deb Geyer said...

That is a great little bag. I've been thinking about making some bags for gift cards. I'll keep this in mind!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

The bear paws are looking good. I like the fabric choices - just great for a brother.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Gorgeous purse, and the pencil roll looks great as well...keep quilting that bear's paw, I want to see the end! Tracey

AJ said...

Nice Bear Paw quilt, I like the use of plaid fabrics.