Thursday, 25 October 2012

Experiment Completed

I have happily turned my Wonky Dresden into yet another a tote bag. There was a preplanned destination for this so my experimental block actually had a purpose right from the beginning, unless it hadn't worked out in which case I would have omitted to tell you that fact.

I finished hand quilting the block. Just went with the flow, where the needle took me. It is easy to stitch a block like this because you don't have to worry about what the stitches look like on the back at all because they are hidden in the innards of the bag.


And then it was quick work to trim the block and make the tote. I machine quilted the back panel, practising deliberate wonkiness again. It is hard to overcome my urge to sew a straight line! I must say that this tote pattern is super easy. If you are looking for some quick items to make for Christmas then I would recommend this one to you.


That's another gift made and me with a new technique for making wonky dresdens. I would call this experiment a success.

Susan

33 comments:

  1. Total success! I'm so pleased for you! It's a beautiful bag.

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  2. Well done, it looks fabulous!
    R x

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  3. Looks fab, well done- someones going to be very lucky this Christmas. Ange x

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  4. I love it. That is gorgeous. I wouldn't be able to give it away!

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  5. It's brilliant! I love that little bit of curly stitching down at the bottom :)

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  6. Looks great! Love the curly stitching!

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  7. Gorgeous! and great spirally quilting.

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  8. Definitely a success! Looks stunning! Jxo

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  9. It is excellent, you have totally mastered those wonky dresdens.

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  10. Turned out nice! I wished I was as fast as you at getting these things done. I'm Mrs Procrastination at the moment.

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  11. It looks fabulous! Don't you just love it when an 'experiment' turns out so well?!?!?!

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  12. What a lovely gift! The new owner will be very happy. It looks gorgeous

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  13. I love this one too!! You are so creative! I wish I had your imagination!!

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  14. A total success Susan. It is beautiful.

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  15. Yes a success, it looks great! And all designed by you, no wonder you are feeling chuffed ;-)

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  16. It's terrific S! Love all the spiral stitches too and your circular lining really complements the bags design and colours. Nice one!

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  17. It is lovely. I love that little spiral in the corner!

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  18. You get the brilliant award for this week. This tote is so great looking and it is something that I have never seen before.A wonky dresden. B*R*I*L*L*I*A*N*T*

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  19. Oh what a fabulous tote, its turned out fantastically

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  20. You sneaky thing- it was going to be a tote all along .

    It looks amazing!

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  21. Your lovely dresden looks fabulous on the tote Susan!

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  22. Looks gorgeous - a total success. Imagine a quilt of wonky dresdens (am also thinking would make great cushion covers)

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  23. Beautiful! That is an amazing bag!

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  24. Fantabulous experiment and result.

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  25. Love it Susan! Keep experimenting - you are so good at this and forget not working out - it doesn't happen in your hands it might just turn out differently but brilliant all the same!

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  26. Well done Susab - it's beautiful. I love the colour palette and it's a gorgeous gift.

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  27. This was the other idea I was referring to a minute ago. I also had a picture similar to this in my head recently, but haven't done anything about it yet...

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