Friday, November 1, 2013

Frame purse #2

Oops! There will be a slight delay in revealing the doll outfit. You'll have to wait till Monday. It's LiEr's fault (we coordinate our posts for the reveal)... she thought her girls' Halloween costumes should take precedence. Ha! But I agree! I think you will, too, when you see them... go take a look here! Sooo fantabulous!!!

So on to other sewing instead. A few months ago I made my first frame purse. Although it turned out kinda cute, I struggled a little with gluing the purse into the frame, so I was kind of reluctant to try another one. However, since I already had the second frame, and since I didn't want my glue to dry out before I got it used, I decided to try another one. This tutorial caught my eye (written by Debbie, of A Quilter's Table blog, the same person who wrote the fun Triple Zip Pouch tutorial), especially since I'd already seen and really liked her first frame purse.

The tutorial was easy to follow, and making the purse was quite simple. I even got to try my hand at free motion quilting. Here's how mine turned out:

The frame is 6 inches wide.

I had an easier time with the gluing this time... in part, I'm sure, because of the bigger frame which made maneuvering easier... and also because with the first purse the fabric was laminated which made it stiffer and a little harder to stuff into the frame.

I'm pretty pleased with this how this one turned out. Here's a closer look at the quilting. It was kind of fun to do, although for me it was also the scariest part of making the purse, since I'd never done it before.

I remembered after I was about half done that someone had told me once that free motion quilting lines aren't supposed to cross over each other. Oops! If that's correct, then there are a couple of errors up there. But since I'm not a quilter, I'll forgive myself. ;)


Debbie said...

oh this turned out just great!! Thanks for giving it a go and sharing about it. Your quilting looks fabtastic by the way! I'd say you conquered several hurdles with this one!! ;-)

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Debbie! Especially thank you for your tutorial, fine example for inspiration, and very helpful tips!

annie dee said...

I like!! Nice!

Grandma G said...

Thank you!