Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse

Good morning everyone! Did you know that tomorrow is Friday? Yeah, this week has totally thrown me off. We went to Seattle with Kyler and a friend Sunday and Monday and it has totally thrown me off. Today I'm off to Care Net though so that should help me to get back on track.

Remember when I told you about the crafting retreat I went on? It was a wonderful time filled with friends (and new friends) from my church. Well, one of my goals for that weekend was to make a Rag Quilt Purse. I'm sure you've seen them all around the different crafting blogs (there are video directions for free on THIS blog) but basically it is a purse that has different squares (cut with the scallop square in the big shot) sewn together and then snipped and washed for that rag quilt look. Well, with the help of my very talented (and patient) friend Jen I made the above purse AND it really is as easy as everyone says...well, I did whine a little but I did it! I think I'm going to make another one for a gift, too. Hopefully I can remember everything that Jen showed me! Oh, and sorry about the picture...I don't know why it turned out so shaky.

Honestly, I wasn't sure if I'd actually use the bag after I made it as it is a bit small and unstructured for me but I've used it the last couple of days and I really like it. It probably won't be my all the time purse but it sure is a happy purse to me!

I'll be back on Saturday with my Utah Diva's Sketch card. In the meantime I hope you'll take a few moments to see the Glory of God all around you!

12 comments that make my day!:

Missy said...

This is awesome. I love it. I wouldn't mind trying that myself. I am not a quilter so it might be a bit difficult at first.
Great patterns you chose.

resmith said...

This is beautiful, Lorie!! Fantastic job!

Dani said...

Way to go, Lorie! You've got skills girl! :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Lorie this purse is beautiful!!! I think you need to teach us all a class on this :) that would be super fun!!!!! Beautiful job!!! :)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Jennifer ♥ said...

That purse is adorable - you did a great job! I'd be happy to take it off your hands if it's too 'unstructured' for you :)

sari said...

Lorie....Oh my Gosh!!! I hae never ever, seen such an adorable purse/bag!!! Only in my dreams i could sow like that!!! Just LOVE it! I can only agree with you about this week...where did it go?! *lol* hugs!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Robyn said...

VERY cute!

Gwen Mangelson said...

love it! just bought some bling for my cowgirl tote I made, will add it today and post updated photos to my blog

good work, love your purse!

Bev said...

I love it! You did such a great job! Gonna go and find the instructions for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Cristina said...

Oh, WOW! I love it! So shabby chic! Great job. PS. I need your address! ☺

PhotoDivaJ said...

Oh my stars, that is "sew" cute! I love it! I miss sewing...just not enough time to do it all! LOL!