January through March, 2015, Anything But Boring ran a contest for making a “Blinged” up version of the Two Hour Tulip Purse. Here are some more entries:
From Pamela Wynfield we have a beautifully stitched reversible bag. It was made from blocks from the Jane Stickle quilt.
Here are some of Pamela’s comments about the bag:
“Dear Anything But Boring,
I made this purse as a reason to use blocks from the Jane Stickley 1861 quilt, for an upcoming exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum. In researching your web site so I could tell my friends where to get your pattern (because they all love the purse I made), I found the contest so here is my entry. I’m sending more pics so you can see the 4 different special design elements (Jane’s blocks) I added.
I love this pattern for many reasons, one being the very good directions with lots of design choices. Here are the specifics of the purse I made:
1. Large size
2. Reversible. One version is Spring: pink and green. The other is Fall: purple and orange.
3. Button and cording closure, with white button closure for Spring, and black button closure for Fall.
4. Longer strap for over the shoulder.
5. Both smaller square pocket and template pocket combined, for a total of 8 pockets, 4 for Spring and 4 for Fall.
6. All fabric is Kaffe Fassett “Spot” fabric.
7. The square pockets are made from 4 different Jane Stickley blocks and hand appliqued and hand quilted each.
Other reasons I like this purse design:
1. It’s surprisingly roomy inside.
2. It’s self-supporting, that is, it stands up by itself, making it very easy to open and find stuff. Other purse designs I’ve made that claim to be self-standing use bulky, stiff inserts, difficult to handle during construction and adding to the weight of the purse.
3. It can be used in both an open or closed position, that is, the sides can be opened out or tucked in. Makes for two different shapes, both interesting.
4. The pocket options are great and add a lot to the functionality of the purse.”
Here is one photo of the bag:
So Pamela included 4 different blocks in her bag: One on the front and back of one outer, and one on the front and back of the reversed! Good job Pamela!
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