Friday, 5 April 2013

a last minute make ...

so before I finished work on Thursday I need to hand over a birthday gift, 
so that meant a little last minute gift making on Wednesday evening,
after work, and all the other household chores
you know what its like ...

so I grabbed some of those pretty scraps from the last big blocks quilt
and my pattern from the Framed Purse class by Katy at FQR last summer
and proceeded ...


and before long ...



a little purse was born


ok, maybe not so little, I used a 6" x 3" frame




and do you know what, I'm pretty damn pleased with this!

I do hope my friend is happy with it, filled with some always needed pretty tissues
and emergency chocolate of course!

15 comments:

Catherine said...

Fabulous gift-bet she was thrilled

Cindy said...

It's lovely! I really really like that it has a pieced stripe. That's a great idea :)

sweetypie said...

oooh, that is sooo lovely....

Katy Cameron said...

Household chores? What are they then?

Fun purse :oD

Sarah said...

Your friend will love it!

Annabella said...

Lovely purse...and ugh, hate household chores!

QuiltSwissy said...

I love making these little coin purses! Mine have holes in the frame and I have to find a needle to go through the tiny holes yet have a large enough eye to hold the rather sturdy thread you have to use.

I like yours better, did you use glue in the track?

Flying Blind... said...

A purse with tissues and chocolate sounds perfect to me!

Nicky said...

Sounds like you have it covered! Emergency chocolate in my purse ? Such a great idea!

Di said...

It is such a nice gift and if it contains chocolate then it is a winner! Di x

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful! I really need to get round to make one of those...

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Lovely! (and roomy too!) Have to admit that sewing comes before chores in this house (slap on the wrist for me!) x

Judith, Belfast said...

The best kind of gift - filled with chocolate! Do you glue in a raw edge to the frame, or have a finsihed seam? Jxo

Sonia said...

Wow - it looks (and sounds!) like a handbag essential!!! I love the patchwork block in the middle x

mammafairy said...

beautiful!