Saturday, September 1, 2012

Decorated Bags

I should have thought of this sooner: make smaller quilts and they can be finished more quickly!!  I decorated some fabric bags with small quilts that serve as pockets.  These were gifts for ladies who helped with the Psalms study for the ladies at our church.

These were especially fun using little scraps from my scrap boxes.

Yellow and orange seemed appropriate when reflecting on Psalm 119:105 
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path"

A rainbow of colors and music notes helped frame the call to
"Make a joyful noise to the Lord"

And - well - I had a collection of bonus triangles that fit around 
"Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us"

These bonus triangles came from a Round Robin that my two daughters and I did one summer at the local library's Quilt Chat.  They were left over from this second border made by my daughter.  In fact, there were EXACTLY enough half-square-triangles to fit around the Psalm on the bag!!

Here is the Round Robin quilt revealed at the end of the summer with two other borders added:

I CAN finish things!!
I should just think on a smaller scale!

I'm linking up with the Small Blog Meet at Lilly's Quilts.
Check out some OTHER people who make pretty things!

Lily's Quilts


  1. love the quilt as pocket idea. i'm definately going to keep this in mind. thanks!

  2. Such cute bags! I'm a huge fan of doing smaller projects when I can. It feels so great sometimes to have that quick finish!

  3. Great work! visiting from Lily's quilts


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