Thursday, January 3, 2008

A Gift Purse

Mom wanted a black purse for Christmas. Not just any purse …. a quilted purse and she wanted me to make it for her. This is my first purse and it was a learning experience. I didn’t have a pattern, but just looked at my own purses for guidance.

The flap and bottom have two layers of cotton batting to give it more stability. The body of the purse has just one layer of batting. The next time, I would use a firmer batting so that it doesn't sag anywhere.

The floral material the purse is laying on was used for the lining. I wanted something nice and bright so that my Mom could easily see what she is looking for at the bottom of her purse.
The flap, bottom and sides all have, what I call, crazy stipple. I started doing just an overall stipple pattern then added more and more stitching on top of the stipple for a pebbly effect. Sure do love the look.

I can see myself doing more purses and be very creative with the look … perhaps using beads and such.

RESOLUTIONS … haven’t made any in a long, long while; but will make an exception for this year. I resolve to do MORE QUILTING so that you will have lots of goodies to see on my blog! How’s that for a resolution? :o)

Happy New Year and let’s all be creative!

20 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous purse Rose Marie, I'm sure you mum was happy, I know I would be. It's amazing how we can just create without a patern and end up with beautiful products at the end of it all and in the process learn. I think your resoloution is a wonderful one. I know I look forward to seeing all your creations this year.

Jen said...

You did a great job! I'm impressed Miss No Pattern. =)

Joyce said...

You did a wonderful job on the purse. I'm sure your mother is happy with it. Brave of you to dive in without a pattern!

Quilt Pixie said...

you did a great job on that purse. Smart idea to line it with a lighter colour to make things easier to find...

Bren said...

You are the creative Diva!!! Beautiful...and I love your resolution which will selfishly serve my own inspiration!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I really like that stippling you did. The purse is great adn your resolution is fantastic. Of course I'm excited to see what comes out of your personal quilt shop!!!

loulee1 said...

Beautiful purse.
Sounds like a good resolution to me.

Belém said...

Excelent resolution for 2008. Happy new year Rose Marie!

Kieny said...

You did a wonderful job on that purse Rose Marie. It's such a lovely personal gift.

tami said...

That is beautiful. You did a great job. Purses and totes are so much fun.

May Kristin said...

Happy New Year, Rose Marie! Your purse is great! Your mum must be very pleased! And your resolution, I love it! It means more goodies for us to enjoy!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

with no pattern...what a fantastic job you have done Rose Marie, your mum will love it...nice resolution,so whats your next project?

Anne Ida said...

Happy new year! And LOVE your new year's resolution! *lol*

The purse is absolutely wonderful! I'm sure your Mum loves it!

gwen said...

The purse is beautiful, all the more because made without a pattern. It is really UNIQUE! The bright lining is surely an idea to remember. I love your resolution and am looking forward to seeing a lot of quilting. Take care.

Guðrún said...

Sounds great, looking forward to it. The purse you made for your mum is beautiful.

Annemariesquilt said...

Great work..
I have made a bag for my mother too.She liked so much that hang on the wall like a "picture". I hope she use too frome time to time.
Mothers are great, I love mine.
Take care.

Andrea said...

Lovely bag - I hope your mum was pleased - I'm sure she was ! I think your resolution is brilliant - go for it !

loulee1 said...

Back again, to say,You've been tagged with the "You Make My Day Award".
Thank you for always being so cheerful I always enjoy your blog and enjoy the variety of projects you are willing to try.
The awards rules are to“Give the award to up to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about blogland! Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so that they can pass it on.

Ali Honey said...

Clever lady! I hope you are able to get more quilting done....we all hope that!

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