Thursday, October 15, 2015

Arm Candy #2

I was very pleased to be asked last week if I'd sew a bag for Cloud9 Fabrics, the company that Jess has designed her last fabric collections for. Only this time it would be made from fabrics other than Jess's! I guess they liked the Arm Candy bag I made last year for Quilt Market and thought another of their new fabrics would look good made into one also.

Of course I said I'd do it, so they shipped the fabrics right away and I received them last Friday. There was no time for dawdling with this one, since they needed it back at their headquarters in New Jersey before heading for Quilt Market in Houston on the 22nd! Fortunately, the Arm Candy bag is small, and the pattern only has 3 pieces (besides the strap and zipper tab), so it was quick to cut out compared to a lot of other bags I've made and fairly easy to sew, especially since I'd made one before.

I finished it in plenty of time, and I shipped it to them yesterday. Here's the bag.




The fabrics are from Elizabeth Olwen's coming Park Life collection of quilting cottons, which should be available in December. So pretty!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram (grandma_g415) saw it first there this morning in this fancy little collage I'd made with an iPad app. Somehow I even managed to 'almost' match the background color to the bag. I quit while I was ahead, because I was afraid I'd mess it up. Ha.


So that's the deadline project I mentioned in my last post. I'm proud of myself that I got it done in plenty of time with no panic involved. :)

10 comments:

Jenny said...

So pretty! I love the pop of the orange zipper hiding a bit. It's like a fun surprise when you open your purse. Great work (as always!).

It makes me think how much I really need to get that Date Night purse made. One Halloween costume is almost done, ad the other will hopefully go together fairly quick- then maybe I might have time.

Jenny

Anonymous said...

So cute. I love the Park Life fabric design too.

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Jenny and Anonymous! :) Good luck with the rest of your costume sewing, Jenny. Still a couple weeks left. ;) As for the Date Night...I'm waiting to see it! :)

annie dee said...

Love it! Really nice prints. And that pattern is great too. Woo hoo!

Grandma G said...

Thank you, my friend! :)

Jessica Jones said...

So lovely!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jess! ❤️

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Only 3 pieces? There is some magic going on there. :D Both beautiful, the bag and the fabric.

Grandma G said...

Three PATTERN pieces... but let me count up the total pieces I cut... 18, I think, counting all interfacings, etc. Not bad at all. Most bags are many more than that! :) Thank you.

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Haha ok, I totally got it wrong, but now it makes more sense. 😂