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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Boxers? Not exactly!!!

We had another quilt group sewing bee today which had two main purposes.  The first was to help some of the girls make some of my favourite little bags, the Japanese Lunch Bag.  Irene is making three adorable jumbo ones for her grand babies to use as Santa Sacks.  Here she is after making a slight mistake - sewing the wrong seams together and ending up with a strange looking pair of boxer type shorts rather than a bag.

 She finally got it right though and here is the completed Mickey Mouse bag for Eric! - CUTE!!!
 And the equally gorgeous Disney Cars bag for Max - Just too cute!!!  I need grand babies!!!

Don't you love this Cats stripe!
 Sharon and Cynthia both made lovely bags too, Sharon even made two, and i am really cross with myself as I forgot to photograph them for you!   aggh!

Over lunch we got on to the second purpose for our sewing bee and planned our next big project which is what the sneak peak was for last post.   This is one of the quilts my 31meters of strip will make.  It isn't pretty but it will be serviceable and for where it is going that is much more important.  Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to sit down and tell you the whole story!
This is a really exciting and humbling project for me and I am just so impatient to get going with it.  It is for such a good cause!!!  Sorry (not really) to be such a tease I will try and fill you in tomorrow - it is a bit of a long story!

Till next time.....happy stitching!


  1. Wonderful getting together to sew with friends. I bet you all had a great laugh about the giant shorts!

  2. What a great project! The U.S. version of Santa is fat and round, so those boxers would have worked for him!

  3. Great to be able to 'play' with other quilters... looking forward to your revelation !

  4. OH i love the quilting & those shorts - we've all been there, piecing the wrong combination. Love Posie

  5. Cute bags! How often do you meet with your quilt group?


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