I had so many that I couldn't repeat the same pattern above. So then I just started shoving them together. I don't like this, too crowded.
I did work on some schoolhouses but I really needed to get this done first. Nanette from Freda's Hive has been waiting patiently for this bag. I was really, really bad and have taken so long to get this done for her. It'll probably be a big surprise when she receives it in the mail.
A very classic look. I was liking it so much, I may have to make another for myself.
I used black thread on the quilted bottom and handle and I think it looks great. After all this time, I wasn't as quick in my bag making. I had to keep going back and reading my notes. But I think this may be on of my best bags yet. The colors compliment each other, the construction is beautiful executed and I only broke one needle! When you get all those layers of duck-cloth, you need to take it slow and I always forget. Sometimes I've broken 3 needles on one bag. That was when I was ready to throw in the towel! So one broken needle at the end was alright.
Have a wonderful weekend! See you back here Monday.
Take care, Brandie