This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ANZAC Day Library Bag......


I have been promising my grand-daughter Taylia that I would teach her to sew on my sewing machine and we decided that if she had a sleep-over Tuesday night then we could make something on Wednesday (ANZAC Day) holiday. I told her she could choose some fabric from my patchwork stash and this girl has good taste - she spotted the hand-dyed fabric pieces that I bought from Catherine at the Easter Gathering and swooped!! Then she had to decide what to make so I suggested a few projects that only involved sewing straight lines and she finally chose to make a new Library bag for school. I couldn't believe how fast she took to the machine - two practice lines on some scrap material and she was off (mind you, I had turned the machine down to half speed)....all I did was cut the strips of fabric, pin them together every 10 centimetres along the edge and rule a guide line with a pencil. I kept thinking how proud my Mum would have been if she could see her great-granddaughter sewing away......maybe Mum could see us, I don't know.......

4 comments:

Calidore said...

What can I say Viv - your Granddaughter has exquisite taste in fabric like her Grandma.....lol. Well done Taylia - you did a beautiful job and well done Viv for showing her how to do it.

DelightfullyCrazy said...

Wow, Taylia done a wonderful job - gives me confidence that my Tayla could use the sewing machine. The bag looks wonderful and the colour choice of fabrics delicious!

Ribbonwiz said...

Well done Taylia...you made a beautiful bag, you can be very proud of yourself, and grandma can too!

crazyQstitcher said...

You have made a beautiful bag Taylia and one day I would like to make one as nice as this. Your Grandma is a very good teacher.

I bet your friends would all like this library bag.