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Monday, September 10, 2012

Petal Projects

I hope everyone had a good weekend!  When we moved into this neighborhood, we were aware that not too far away is a really nice YMCA.  We looked into their offerings and liked what we saw, so we have been meaning to join.  But, we have been busy and managed to procrastinate until yesterday.  When the Sunday paper arrived, on it was an advertising sticker that announced that the Y was offering to waive the signup fee for most of September.  That was all we needed, so we went over in the afternoon and joined. 

So this morning, we got up around 5, and got out the door by 5:40.  It was supposed to be earlier and indeed I was waiting at the door when my husband decided he needed to get a towel (our bags were supposed to be readied the night before), and then when he had gone upstairs and back he decided he needed to fill his water bottle.  I was trying not to tap my toe.  In our house, it is not the lady who is "high-maintenance."  I went to water aerobics and he went to a workout class.  It felt great to be in the pool working out and not sweating!  The Y not only has water aerobics, but they have 5 or 6 different kinds of water aerobic classes.  Cool!

Needless to say, it is nearly 10 AM here now and I'm...    tired.  Ha ha.

But, back to quilting...

This is the project I'm making with the petals from my last post.

This is the back of the bag.  This is a "prototype" and after making it, I'm tweaking it a bit.  I'm actually using this pattern from the Moda Bakeshop

Here is the front, with the flower in place.

Here is a closeup.  Can you see that bit of green felt showing behind it?  There is a reason for it.  I'm in an organization here and this is our logo:

So I was trying to replicate the look for the bag.
The problem with this prototype is that you are supposed to pinch the corners and stitch across them to give the bag a flat bottom, but I sewed the felt square too close to the edges, so that didn't work.  I'm also going to use more than just pink fabrics.  Hopefully I will have one of those to show tomorrow?  At least this week sometime. 
  PS.  I HAVE to mention the ric rac.  I LOVE ric rac!
Have a great day!


  1. I think the bag is a great representation of the logo. I love the flower it is really effective. x

  2. Very nice. I lve the added touch of the ricrac, but I am a ricrac kinda girl too!

  3. Cute bag! I love that it looks like the logo! Going to the Y is always fun! They have so many different options.

  4. That is such a cute bag JoAnne! I love it!

  5. that is just too stinkin' cute JoAnne!

  6. I go to the water aerobics at the Y too!!I do love the class!! You little bag is great!! Love the flower, I think it looks like your logo!!