Friday, November 12, 2010

The Wave Take Aong Bag

On the Brother NX2000 I'm making great headway on sewing the strips for the nine patches in my Nines and Vines.   I have finished about two thirds of the 235 nine patches that I require.   I'm liking many of the features of the Brother.  It tells me when my bobbin is low.  I also winds a lovely bobbin... smooth and even.

But today, I needed a break from sewing strips, sub cutting, and making the 9-patches.  I decided to have a little fun with the Brother and make a small project.  

I was going through all the accessories, and discovered that a twin needle comes with this Brother.  I haven't used a twin needle in years.  It put a smile on my face and I had t try it out.  I stitched a little sample swatch and decided I had to make something because it was so nice. 

After rummaging through my stash for just the right colors, I decided to make a Lazy Girl Take along bag.  Are you surprised?  It's like a comfort project to me.  It's one of  favorite small projects. (See my previous take along bags here, here and here and here)  For this bag, I decided to use plain black fabric and use lines of twin needle stitching to embellish the black.  I picked thread colors that were in the accent fabric that would frame the zipper.

I started stitching waves of twin stitching.  I used twin needle and embellished just the top layer and the batting.  Then when it was time to add the backing and turn the sides of the bag right side out, I used single lines of wavy stitching to hold the three layers together.  I omitted the pockets so this bag was done in a flash... well, ok... a couple of hours.   

Ta Da... finished, buttons and all.

Sew here it is.  This WAVE inspired take along bag will be for a friend who invited us for an oriental dinner party next month.  She'll be going on a cruise with her husband after Christmas and I think this will be a perfect hostess gift for her to take on her ocean voyage, don't you?     

Now that I've had  a bit of a break, tomorrow I continue with my Nines and Vines.


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Linda H said...

Very nice Gail. You must almost be able to do this bag with your eyes closed, by now! lol

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Gail,
Your pieced squares look absolutely "Perfect" and lovely. Your grandchildren is soooooooooooo very lucky to have a granny to teach them to cook and sew. Hugs Judy

cpm said...

Cool wave bag! You are BEYOND talented!!