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Sunday, July 3, 2011

A little more rainbow scrapping

As I explained last night this month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I am sewing Aussie fabric scraps.  Last night after I had posted I had just enough time to do a little more sewing so I grabbed some more the of my Aussie scraps and this is what I ended up with.  Kookaburras on the front and back.
 It is not big - you can see it perched on top of my sewing machine for scale. The extra little bit of teal at the top (and also at the bottom which you might not be able to see) of one panel was the only way i could make the fabric stretch far enough to make the bag.   I think it is the perfect size to carry a few hexagons for a take along project maybe.  I still have to add the draw strings of course.
Pink and grey galahs on one side
 and sulphur crested on the other.
I lined it with cream grevillea fabric....and my label. 
I think this will go with the things that are heading to Ireland.  I am not sure till I start to pack stuff up. 

Tonight we watched another riveting movie - "310 to Yuma".  Another western  - yawn!  I stayed in the room to be sociable but while lovely husband and sons sat on sofas and chairs I sat at the kitchen table and used the rotary cutter and ruler to use up some scraps.  I  have cut some more bags out and a few pot holders and a bunch of 4 1/2 and 2 1/2" squares. 
That's it for me tonight - till next time.happy stitching!


  1. What a nice use of your scraps----beautiful fabric. 310 to Yuma, sounds like the guys picked that one. What size hexies do you make? I haven't tried thm yet, but saw a good tutorial at Bee in my Bonnet. Been working hot crocheting hats for the shelter at night, don't know when I would do hexies.

  2. I am loving that bag!! Such a good size!
    And is that a Bernina I see there?!!

  3. Cute bag, and I love your label! Looks like you planned it that way; no one would ever think you had to add extra fabric to make it work.


  4. What a cute bag. Boy you are fast. Love your label as well. Did you make it? I have tried to find some labels. The ones I usually make I do not like.

  5. You've been "hard at it" with making things for Ireland. I hope you have time to make something for yourself now. Good job!

  6. Love the bag and the Aussie fabric... you are always so busy xxx

  7. Kookaburras....love that word. I hope to see a real one someday. Maybe in a zoo? At any rate, they surely dress up that little bag. I also like the label. Good job. Ireland must really appreciate you!

  8. Nice! You are going to have quite a pile to send off to Ireland!

  9. Really pretty bag! You are way ahead of the rest of us.

  10. I love the Aussie fabric--it's perfect for your bag.


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