Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bag Ladies of Norwood

October Weekend Part Six! Beautiful Bags and Wonderful WIPs!

Although Pat is widely acknowledged as our resident bag-making expert, Valerie gave her a run for her money at our October quilting weekend! In addition to her boxy pouch, seen here, she also made lots and lots of other bags, using a variety of techniques.
Valerie is making a gazillion draw string bags to give out at a Christmas party for Veterans. We lost track of how many were in the two piles.
Valerie is a vinyl-virgin no more! She plunged in and made two different types of bags with vinyl accents. Naturally, I bought some vinyl on the way home...
The bag on the left is from the pattern, Safe Trip by Cabbage Rose, and the bag at right is Bridget's Bagettes by Atkinson Designs. Love the sock monkey fabric!
These black bags are Valerie's own design for a friend's cell phone.
Pat took these quilted squares...
And turned them into two Halloween trick or treat bags for her grandsons, Matthew and Ryan.
I bet that Matthew and Ryan can put A LOT of candy in these bags!
Here are some wonderful WIPs.

Joannie spent most of her weekend quilting a baby quilt for her sister Mary. Mary's son and his wife are expecting a baby--Mary's first grandchild!
A joint effort, stitched by Mary and quilted by Joannie.
Joannie did finish the quilting, but Mary whisked the quilt away early on Sunday morning before I could get a photo. The quilt was a big hit at the baby shower last weekend.

Lynne is working on these very cool blocks with curved piecing. This pattern is Steam Punk by Australian designer, Jen Kingwell.
Lynne has a great eye for color and pattern.
Joan S. was making a baby quilt with adorable novelty prints.
I spy a lion! What do you see?
We also enjoyed a visit from Mason and Juliana. Mom Jen evaded the camera. Here they are visiting with Kim G. and Nancy D., admiring Kim's Mr. Potato Head pillowcases. Nancy made each of the kids a boxy pouch. They were thrilled. We made sure to give the kids A LOT of candy while they visited!
Linking up on Friday to Richard and Tanya's Link a Finish Friday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Thanks for visiting!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. So many wonderful projects. You ladies are inspiring.

  2. Wow you ladies get SO much accomplished on your sewing weekends. Seeing all those bags makes me want to try one with clear vinyl!

  3. Loving each post on your weekend sewing! You girls are all so talented!! :)