Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Purse!

I'd like to be able, when I want,  to suspend the tendency I have to overthink, overplan and overwork.  This purse is an exercise in spontaneous and improvised.  I pulled out a scrap of linen, some leftover 2" fabric squares, and the little bit of crochet and whipped this up in about an hour.   The fabric patches are raw-edged and zig zag appliqued.  I didn't have any matching thread so I quilted it (wavy and crooked) in variegated red/green thread.  I measured only enough to insure that the lining would fit inside the purse.  Very satisfying and I like it, overall.  It doesn't have quite the offhand look I was trying for.  Wonky is still more difficult for me than even and straight. 

I saw a pillow a few years ago, similar in design, and thought then it would make a cute purse.  Another one to scratch off the to-do list.  ;o)

1 comment:

  1. You have great wonky instincts!