25 August 2011

Red Black and White Purse Finished!

Black and Red Purse
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!

Black and Red Purse side 2
The butterfly is cut out and appliqued from a large piece of fabric.

Textured Stitches
I love the texture of this basket weave pattern of stitching.

Butterfly Applique
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.

Zippered Pocket
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!

9 comments:

JennyTheArtist said...

you are so talented, lady!

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

Very nice. I love red and black. It sure is nice to finish projects. I have a few I need to get done...but oh well....they will wait for me.

Sandra Foster said...

First, let me say your banner is exquisite! Secondly, this purse is very striking, love all the stitches. Sandra

Lesley said...

How pretty. I just love the colour scheme. I hope you get a lot of pleasure from it. Blessings

Unknown said...

simply beautiful...a labor of love

Anonymous said...

WOW, I love it!! Mary

Gabriela said...

Your work is amazing!!!. Ks

FredaB said...

Very nice Lisa and I too like the red lining. I like the idea of a zipper inside. Will have to start doing that.

Hope all is well with you.

Hugs

FredaB

underatopazsky said...

Wow, bold and beautiful! The lining fabric is fabulous too.

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