That being said, however, in the past couple of weeks I've visited several quilt shops seeking inspiration. I finished up my son and daughter-in-law's wedding quilt (four years late); starting binding a lap quilt I made back in Virginia; ordered some materials for a group project that is due on the 15th (and clearly will be late); finished the top of my latest quilt for Grandson Charlie; and ordered some backing fabric for it. I also stitched up a little strawberry shaped bag. The bag was a Fig Tree Threads Pattern:
I decided to use a red fabric for the berry and quilted it using a spray on adhesive to help hold it, together. I really hate pinning things to quilt and prefer the spray when I can get away with it.
After that, I used templates to make leaves. I stitched them, right sides together, leaving open the top to turn:
I doubled up on the amount of fabric the pattern called for so the strap would be thicker:
Here is a closeup of the leaves pinned to the body:
The next step was to slide the "berry" (right sides out) into the lining. The right sides of the "berry" and the lining were facing:
I gifted Evelyn with the purse but she wasn't at all pleased about the "honor:"
Happy Quilting, Penny, Evelyn and Pearl