Wednesday 21 January 2009

Cath Kidston Bag and Mystery Quilt Update.

I have finally completed Step 1 of Double Delight, Bonnie Hunter's New Year Mystery Quilt. There are 120 of these 3.5 inch blocks! The layout is not how it will be in the quilt but I thought it was better than just showing one block. I have had loads of help from the cats while doing this quilt but this photo shows Maisy during one of her shifts!
This was one of my Christmas books and I decided to make one of the bags from it which was actually completed on Dec 30th - I just forgot to show it.

Unusually the pattern calls for both heavyweight and quilting cotton so I was able to use some heavier cotton that I bought for £1 per metre on Rotherham Market some time ago. I really liked it when I saw it so bought 2 metres. When I got home I discovered that it was actually a Cath Kidston fabric called Pop Flowers. The next week at the stall I asked for some more and he told me that it had all gone - someone had told him it was Cath Kidston and had bought it to sell on ebay! So now I study the Cath Kidston catalogue religiously so that if any more crops up I will recognise it straight away!

Most of the other fabrics are from repurposed shirts except the lining which is a vintage cotton curtain I bought from a car boot for 30p.

It is a bucket style bag with loads of space in it - I have put a couple of press studs on the top binding so it can be folded in when not in full use. The bottom is one of those funny folded triangles which I am not sure I really like but I do like the bag as I feel that it does capture the vintage shabby chic look I was trying to achieve.


Trudi said...

Love the Double Delight blocks, the colours are really vibrant. I am just putting the borders on mine :-) can't wait to see what other colours you have put with them. Keep at it, its well worth it.

Pat H. said...

Love your colors. Can't wait to see it put together. I see you have the same type of inspectors as I do. They love their job!

Annie said...

I love your colors in your DD quilt - I can't wait to see the finished product. Your cat is neat too!!

Kucki68 said...

The DD blocks look great, I just love the turquois.