Tuesday, March 10, 2009

new spring murphy bags and the weekend in Sturbridge

My quilts were on display at the Charlton Sewing Center during part of February. It was fun to see them all hanging up in one place. The lone star (to the left in the picture below) was my first big quilt. I machine quilted it. I can remember my friends thinking I had unusual taste in fabric.

Kevin, Paige and Griffin came to the reception and he took this picture of me (I dyed this sweater).
I have been making new bags for spring. I realized I only had a couple left and so I began pulling fabrics for the next wave. I really like the color coral...can you tell.

These are my new labels! I have to get used to sewing them on before the bag is done! Can you believe that the flower matched up so perfectly...it was totally by accident!


This is a messenger style bag ~ called the Griffin after my son...I love this fabric! I put jewels all over it:) here is the video so you can see how the crystals sparkle.
video

These are Flat Sharon's (like flat Stanley the children's story) ~ we made them in honor of our friend Sharon. We were away at our Get A Way weekend quilting in Sturbridge. We were hoping She could come up from NC but no such luck. We each took a few minutes and embellished FS with some fun fabrics, accessories....We had so much fun decorating them. My favorite is the bottom left...Elisa Murphy made Flat Sharon "emo" or goth looking.
I miss Sharon...she was a good friend. Thanks to facebook and email we keep in touch.