Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tote and Fabric Letters for Header

Here's some other things I've been working on lately - a tote bag that folds up into a purse sized roll. There's a neat tutorial here, but it has a pocket that turns inside out over the bag. I changed the pocket just a little by adding velcro and leaving the last inch not sewn, so that mine becomes a roll instead:


It unfolds into exactly the same size as the plastic bags you get at most stores, in fact, you use a plastic bag as a pattern.


I've also been working on letters spelling my screen name, for a header for my blog. Inspiration from Tonya, of course, and the incredible header she has on HER blog. ;)


I was working on this at the quilting retreat, and also had my Seminole strips out to finish too - I'd done the larger version, but had about 20 inches more to do on the smaller size. The quilter sitting next to me thought I was making the Seminole strip for border around my ForestJane header... so now I may just have to do that.


It looks big in the picture, compared to the name, but the strip is only two inches wide, while the blog header above is about 20 x 14, without borders. Guess it'll be a wall hanging when I'm done. I was thinking back, and realized that I've been ForestJane online now for over fourteen years. Gosh, I'm getting old!

6 comments:

Nessa said...

Wow, fourteen years. I didn't even know about the internet 14 years ago.

I can't wait to see your new header and I'm going to give that bag a try.

Ann said...

The bag looks great, and the ForestJane looks even better! Recognize the green fabric with the little blue flowers! hehe.

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Your shopping bag is wonderful! I made several ones with pockets in two different styles of pockets and did a photo tutorial on my blog, just last week. From the looks of your bag, I think you could still fit it into that pocket but the roll is really cute! And I do love your letters in Forest Jane...really nice job!!

julieQ said...

I will look forward to seeing your new header! Very pretty progress on yout row of the month quilt too.

Laurie said...

Your new header is going to look great...I am thinking about some letters for my long-arm business... how would 'the quilter upstairs' look done in the style letters that you used? You got my creative juices flowing... I'd seen Tonya's but never thought about what I could do...

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wheee, fun new header for you. I LOVE your S and your J

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