Friday, April 16, 2010

sew & tell - guess what I did this week

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A bag!! Shocker I know!  But it is finished, and that's what matters!

I've had this fabric for a couple of years.  I bought it on clearance (it's a Waverly drapery print) and just loved the colors.  I know, light blue and green - that's surprising too, isn't it?  In fact, I liked it so much I almost did my duvet cover in that.  Until I found that Amy Butler on clearance.... but I digress.

A friend of mine, who is also expecting, came by a few weeks ago and was interested in a bag and when she told me she loved toile and blue and green, I was so excited!  I knew this fabric was waiting for just the right person!

I love the way it turned out.  And I love that it is going to someone who will love it as much as I do. 

*****
I almost have the baby quilt top done.  I couldn't resist rearranging a few things - but I so appreciate everyone's encouragement and candor in giving it a look-see to check for major problems with the layout.  I'm really excited about being so close to having it finished.

Speaking of being close - 2 weeks from today there will be a new little person in our lives.  Weird to really think about the ramifications of that!  It's not like we're excited and planning a big trip or purchase or something else we might be looking forward to.  But another person, who we'll love forever? That's pretty amazing.

(I am dialiting and progressing already if you wanted to know details - and did I mention that's she's approx. 8 pounds already??  Just waiting to see if I make it to induction day!)

Can't wait to see what you've been doing this week!

Your turn!

Please refer to the sew & tell page if you have any questions or wonder why your link may have been deleted.
1. Link to your specific post about a sewing related finish you had THIS week.
2. Please mention sew & tell in  your post and link back to this post (link or button) so everyone can join in.
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!

41 crafty mcCrafters commented:

kristie said...

love the bag! waverly toile is one of my favorites. your friends are lucky to be the recipients of all these bags you make! i'm eager to see the finished quilt soon.

Nicole said...

I have a thing for toile (obviously, if you see my post for today). Totally in love with that bag.

I can't believe it's almost time for your big baby to arrive! Best of luck. I wish I could be there to bring you dinner or help in some immediate way. I'll be thinking about you.

Barb said...

You picked fabulous colors for your bag....

Lizzy @ Lizzy Designs said...

Thanks for the linkage! The bag is beautiful. :)

P. said...

Ooh, that bag is so pretty, so serene in that color. I love it.

How awesome and exciting that you'll be welcoming your little one soon!

Christy said...

I love the bag - so pretty! Thanks for the linkage, and for all the inspiration! :o)

jlk said...

Cute bag! Sadly, I can't link up this week. I dropped my laptop yesterday afternoon, which broke the screen. I can't access my pictures!!! It's heartbreaking when you think about it. Luckily we have other computers in the house.

Sew It UP! said...

I have always loved that type of print. In those colors it's so lovely.

How exciting to almost be a mom again! I can't believe it's just two weeks away, wow... I bet the kids are anxiously awaiting too. :o)

Kristen said...

Th bag is great looking. Nice soft colors. I hope you get the quilt done in time!

It is amazing that you are welcoming a new person to this world to love forever! That a wonderful way to put it!

sewtakeahike said...

I love that blue/green combo too Amy! Don't you love it when things work out that way? You buy fabric you love, and then that perfect someone comes along and the fabric starts calling their name. I just love that!

Mary said...

Great bag Amy! Can't wait to see your Love quilt, and I'm excited for you and the upcoming arrival of your little one!

Rene' said...

Amy, I am so thrilled for you and your family excitedly awaiting the arrival of the newest member of the family!!! Best wishes.

I never tire of seeing your bags. This one is lovely. Blue and green rock ;-)

The Tripp Family said...

love your toile bag! Wish I had a simple favorite bag pattern for gifts and such.

Cottage Dreamers said...

That is so pretty! I love the fabrics you chose. I just found you and linked up a sewing project I just did, now I'm going to run and tell my mom about you. She's a sewing fiend and so good at it!
Thanks for hosting the party!
☺ Celeste

Jan said...

Love toile bags, and that one is especially sweet! Thanks for hosting Sew and Tell!

Mag said...

i love the bag... the blue color is very nice.

beth said...

Lovely bag...you have a lucky friend! Good job!

em's scrapbag said...

What a perfect gift. Sure to be appreciated.

Michelle said...

That's a beautiful bag. I too am partial to blue and green. What a lucky friend!

And many congrats to you and your family on the upcoming arrival of your wee one.

HRH Gigi said...

Love the bag! Thanks for hosting the Sew&Tell. Such fun projects everyone is doing!

Suzanne said...

Very pretty!

I hope you get your baby quilt done in time! :)

Dresden Quilter said...

Gorgeous bag. I love the fabric.

Busy Little Quilter said...

I love your bag. It seems like that's all I have been making here lately, too.

Have a great weekend!

ktquilts said...

Great minds think alike!!!! Love the toile, and the bag!!! Blessings,

KT

Sarah said...

Great bag! This is my first week linking up and I'm excited to see what everyone is working on and be inspired!

Vicki said...

Love the bag, Amy!

Jenn said...

I love toile - and using it on a bag is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the baby quilt!

Melissa said...

That is soooooooooo gorgeous. I really like toile and blue and green is my all time favorite color combination...what a lucky lady!!

Dayna said...

This bag is adorable. I simply love toile, and the colors are refreshing!

I've been having major publishing issues with my site today, so I hope you're able to see it.

What fun it is to see everyone's projects!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Amy I love your bag! Such cool and delicious fabrics.

Lauren said...

I love the colors of the bag. I have always loved blue and that color green together.
I can't wait to see the baby quilt! Good luck in the next 2 weeks. Talk about a big Friday finish!

Karen said...

How serendipitous!!

Sarah Craig said...

Such a great bag! I'm also excited to say this is my first week to "link up" and share my completed project - hopefully I'll be back each week with something I've finished! Thanks for the virtual "deadline"!

annettesquilts said...

Love seeing all those completed projects. Thank you for hosting.

Morgane said...

I love toile....yours is so fresh, my favorite color is also blue...
Good luck with your up-coming baby!

manuela said...

The bag is beautiful and a great gift! It's my first time posting here and I wanted to thank you for hosting - it's a wonderful idea.

Anissa said...

What a fabulous bag! Add that to my to do list! :) Very cute.

Laura said...

I love a good toile too! And I can't believe it is only two weeks away!!!

Heather said...

Wow -- I've been away for awhile, and has Sew & Tell Friday ever grown! Not that I'm really surprised. It's too fun! :o)

Love your latest bag -- it was definitely meant to be, and I'm so excited for you being this close to your due date. Wishing you a quick and easy labor and delivery. Take care!

NEEDLE BENDER said...

My daughter told me about you. I love your bag and the colors. Just Gorgeous! I love to quilt too, and have made many quilts that I have posted about.

Sarah Craig said...

This is my second comment but I just have to tell you how wonderful it's been to have comments from people I don't know! That little bit of affirmation is so wonderful!!

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