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« on: April 15, 2009 04:37:10 PM »

I been cleaning up a bit and came across some orphan quilt blocks this week that I've just repurposed into bags.

Typhoon was made from an odd 12" storm at Sea block. It was paper pieced from the pattern at Quilter's Cache http://www.quilterscache.com/S/StormAtSeaBlock.html. This is such a fun way to create complex blocks. No finicky points to match, no fussy shapes to cut. Check out Marcia's easy instructions.http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQuiltingPages/startquiltingthree.html

It's cool colors remind you of beach holidays and summer afternoons. Roomy with an outside pocket and a big zippered inside pocket, it even has a key hook so you don't spend time hunting for lost keys. Long, comfortable shoulder straps and a fun two color lining finish off this seaside treasure. Typhoon measures 12" x 12" and the handles are about 14" from the top of the bag to the apex for easy over the shoulder wear.

Angel Fish uses up several 9 patch fish and water blocks I had from when my old quilt group was learning another way to make these. I can't remember whose method it was. Anyway, the bag features a deep hand dyed sea blue from my brother Benjammin' http://www.myspace.com/benjammindyesfor the fishies to swim in. He very rarely makes one color fabrics like this. Usually it's much more elaborate tye dye tapestries or velvet.

It's just the size for those who like to travel light with just keys, cards, cash and a phone. 3 fun plastic fish buttons school over the flap on this undersea wonder. Angel measures 6" wide x 8.5" high. Lined in sky blue, no interior pockets.

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009 05:14:29 PM »

ooh, these are cute.  I may have to make some orphans on purpose....  Wink

Also, I love Storm at Sea.  It's so striking!
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009 06:04:01 PM »

Those turned out so pretty, great way to give the orphans a new home.  I'm about to start a memory quilt for my step mom out of my step brother's clothes (he died 5 years ago and I encouraged her to finally clean out his closet and let me make her something out of them) I'm not a quilter so she may end up with an orphan tote bag too. 

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009 06:07:38 PM »

These are very nice.  Just shows what you can do with leftovers.  Good job.

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009 11:43:28 AM »

It seems we never run out of unfinished objects in quilter land Smiley Off to find more to recycle

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