Tuesday, May 29, 2012

No fair!

I hope you all had a fun weekend. I was off of work yesterday for Memorial Day, which was a lovely treat. There was grilling, sorbet-making (dude, make this recipe post-haste!!), socializing, and sewing!

Saturday, my sister Jill came over to sew with me. She's sewn just a tiny bit before, including one previous visit last year where she made a coaster. This time, though, she had her game face on.

She raided my stash, and proceeded to make two lovely Jane Market Bags. Seriously?

I want to steal it.

I want to steal the jaguar bag. She used some lovelies from the stash, including that coveted Jaguar Echino print. Luckily, I distracted her long enough to keep some for my own version. I fully intend to copy her choices. I'm out of the lining print she used, which was this Dear Stella print. Expect to see another version of this soon. The Heath fabric really goes with everything! The straps are from Ellen Luckett Baker's Quilt Blocks.

Jill's first sewing

Jill is giving this aqua and pink bag to her boyfriend's aunt, when they visit her in Alaska next month!

Jill's first sewing

Fabrics used in the second bag: Echo (outside aqua), Paula Prass Flights of Fancy Pink Cobblestone (pockets), Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Herringbone (straps), Jay McCarroll Habitat (lining)

Moral of the story?
Stop hoarding fabrics and use them instead, or you might regret it!
Also, I fully admit that the title of this post is childish. I will always be a big sister.

I have some finished quilt blocks and a very-close-to-finished improv quilt to share soon!!

15 comments:

  1. Woa, that jaguar is perfect there. She's definitely got it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Does she have any idea how generous you were? She pulled some lovely lovelies. Her taste is great. But you are an awesome sister.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow-two bags! Impressive! But you know what else is impressive?? Your generosity! I so agree about using your fabric!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The jaguar is perfection! Glad your sister and you got to share in sew-y time. But I know what it means to be possessive of your gorgeous fabrics!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely bags - nice fabric choices!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A big upgrade from coaster-maker!

    ReplyDelete
  7. wow, nice jaguar bag! RAWR! i'd start world war iii with my sister over that one.

    ReplyDelete
  8. someday i will come to your house to sew for the weekend too! i look forward to raiding your obscene stash that grows by the minute! ;) xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  9. both bags are great, but i love that first one! so fabulous. yay sister sewing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Whoa. That jaguar bag is cute! Way to go, sister!

    ReplyDelete
  11. you are funny, sister! thank you for sharing your oop and htf's (listen to me and my lingo). :) enjoyed my time with you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh MY! That is no fair, haha! Love, love, love the first one! How cool that your sister is sewing too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your sister has got some talent too! It may be a bit childish but I'd feel the same too if my sister raided my yarn

    ReplyDelete
  14. I wish I could get my sister's to sew with me -- I'm hoping to persuade at least one of the to join me in a project over their holiday visits!

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments and questions! I try to respond to every comment. If you are a no-reply blogger and would like a response, please leave an email address in your comment. Thanks!

Related Posts with Thumbnails