25 August 2011
Red Black and White Purse Finished!
Another project completed! I've had this Red Black and White bag near completion for quite a long time. How wonderful to get it finished at last!
The butterfly is cut out and appliqued from a large piece of fabric.
I love the texture of this basket weave pattern of stitching.
One of the things I love about doing patchwork like this and using the various stitches to quilt it down is how tactile it is. To help hold the lace down, each flower center was embroidered with satin stitch in variegated thread. On the other side of the bag, the centers are almost black but by this side, they are mostly red.
I like purses with pockets, so I added a zippered pocket inside as well as one of my labels. Originally I was going to use the butterfly fabric to line it, but it just didn't seem to work as well as I wanted. This lovely red fabric is just perfect!
Now I'm back to finishing up the cream/white crazy quilt and knitting the last 20 or so rows on my lap afghan!