Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse

I finally got my first rag quilt purse completed this week and wanted to share with my blog friends. The link to Angie's tutorial is my sidebar called Helpful Tips Links. I cut cotton fabric strips (5 inches in width) using a rotary cutter then ran up to 8 thicknesses through my Cuttlebug using SU's large scallop square die. Please refer to Angie's tutorial for more details. I chose to line it using an off white lining fabric which I think helps to delineate the squares more. It's so lightweight to carry and would make a nice bazaar or gift item.
I also wanted to share the 2 cards I created in stamp club this morning...I just love this new set called 'Just Believe'. We masked the sun and sponged around it...great to use a silouette image with this technique! The new narrow taffeta ribbon (mind is Early Espresso) is so easy to work with; the wider striped ribbon gave me more of a challenge to make a bow, but I love it, also!
It's work day for me this afternoon, so time to head that direction. Have a wonderful weekend!


Marisa said...

Two gorgeous cards - love the black and white one with that wide ribbon! Your purse is fabulous! Love the colours you used and the cream does set off the squares wonderfully! You talented lady you :) Congrats on a Curtain Call Top 5 win!

Vickie Z said...

That purse is just too cute!!! The cream sets off the greens perfectly!! Love both cards... but, I am partial, like Marissa, to the black one (struggle with black/white cards but, love them)'s gorgeous!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

OOOO both cards are fab! Love the striped ribbon for sure!! You are on a winning roll again - GF you are very LUCKY (and talented... don't forget talented) and I am jealous....LOL

Silke Ledlow said...

Wanda, your purse is AWESOME!!! You go girl!!!
Your two cards are fabulous....I love this Set too :) and I like how you guys sponged this image!!! Both color combo's are smashing!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards wanda-love the bgs-the rag purse is really pretty-I would be the one buying this in a bazaar-or if i lived closer to you I could get you to teach me some of this stuff (lol)!!