Sunday, November 18, 2007

More on Bucket Bags.











I meant to be back in here sooner to show the vase of yellow Graham Thomas roses I picked last weekend. I am about to throw them out and get some fresh ones. I choose them to pick as I have 3 bushes of that rose on a fence and there were masses to pick. In that vase, they match our lounge colours too.( yellow and blue )
More on Bucket Bags. I made a little one with 2 inch squares. It is tiny - suitable for a little girl. See the comparison of size when it is put beside the original 3 inch square size.
What I did discover when making this was a quicker way to quilt the 4 panels. I made the 4 panels of 2 inch squares then laid them on the batting to see what size to cut it then decided to leave it as one piece to quilt then cut it into 4 later. By laying the panels close and side by side I was able to stitch in the ditch down the middle of the 4 strips then across all 4 panels ; off at the outside edge as before then back across the next row. It saved time and batting. Joyce and Andrea and those who have made the bag will know what I mean.( if you haven't made a a bag it may sound a little sketchy.) I also intend to make a bag of 2 fabrics, with no batting just 2 linings. It would be reversible.
This week I have watched lots of wonderful Netball every night. Congratulations to Australia you deserved your win and the World Title. New Zealand wanted it but we made too many mistakes. I love my netball it brings back wonderful memories of playing in my younger days....I was good ...but not quite to that standard. The level of fitness and training makes a huge difference from our day.
My extra job for today is to clean out the garden shed...that will be a bit yukky, I had to rescue a Weta from there yesterday so who knows what I will find lurking.

11 comments:

joyce said...

Good hint on saving time quilting the bucket bags. I have made one with no batting for carrying library books.

Guðrún said...

These bags are so fun to make.

Tracey Petersen said...

Did you find anything in the shed?

My daughter loves to play netball. It is a really popular game in Australia.

I love the green floral that you have used in the handles of tha e bag - very sweet.

Berglind said...

Great bags and I could almost smell the roses! I wish I could pick them in my own garden (I don't even have a garden :))
Berglind

Ali Honey said...

Yes, Tracey I did, but nothing unusual. An ants nest with eggs....I think the Weta was stealing the eggs to eat. There was the usual array of spiders and webs, the odd slater and cockroach. I'm not scared of any thing like that so the dust was the worst aspect...but hey, it's all clean and sorted now!

meggie said...

I still have not tried the bucket bags!
I dont like meeting Wetas! Our son once came trotting inside with one, & asked us what it was! Eeek.

Molly said...

Love those yellow roses....I've seen that bag on several blogs. It's on my list to try. I could use a snazzy bag for library books. great way to speed things up!

ForestJane said...

I have to ask, what's a weta? And I love the bucketbags, esp. the smaller size. :)

Valeri said...

What a dinky little bag. Just right for Christmas presents!

Ali Honey said...

Forest Jane a Weta is a large menacing looking insect...similar in size and appearance to a grasshopper but brown with spikes on it's large hind legs. If you google search "images" of NZ Weta you can see pictures of some types.

Suzi-k said...

Hi, I'm also playing catch up, have the estate agents stopped fannying about yet? (I love that saying, we first heard it on the thin blue line on tv and it still cracks me up because i associate it with Inspector Grim ranting on!!) What is a Weta? So glad you took those wonderful garden shots, they will always be with you!