Sunday, October 3, 2010

She Likes Circles, Dots and Swirls

Yep, put a dot on it and it will probably end up in my shopping basket. If I were a raccoon I wouldn't be tempted by shiny stuff but I would be picking up anything that I found that was circular. Can't understand why red isn't everyone's favorite color and why anyone wouldn't like a dot or two in their life. You have already seen the Penny Rug Table Runner and the Penny Rug Handbag. Well, today's photo is the Big Bottom Bonnie Bag made out of selvages. I have seen quilts and other bags made out of sewn together selvages and, of course, what really caught my eye was the whole dots of color that appear on the edges. How clever to post what color is used in the printing of the fabric. I wonder who thought of that idea? I have seen some selvages zig-zagged together, and some stitched on top of a base fabric, such as a muslin. I just straight-stitched mine together because I knew I was going to iron on a fusible fleece to the back for the Big Bottom Bonnie Bag construction. This bag not only has the outside zippered pocket but I had a little piece of the fun selvage fabric left over so I made an additional little pocket on the pocket. For extra treasures, I suppose. I love the lining fabric I used, of course. Red and dots. What could be more perfect? Today is a beautiful day. Trees are having their last party before the winter snooze fest and they show up quite well against the bright blue sky. Pork steak and dumplings and homemade applesauce on the menu. mmmm Next week's weather looks good, too. More circles tomorrow...Jerilynn

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