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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Just In Case You Ever Get Lost

One of my daughters was here at the mission with me for a week and of course we visited The Bourne Quilter in Lafayette.  She found a pattern and fabric she liked and asked if I could make it for her.  I didn't even really look at the pattern...just said, "of course."  This is the pattern she chose:

Except", she said, "I don't want the bow."  No problem...right?

I should have looked a little closer at the pattern.  :)  It's a nice pattern.  But it's not a simple pattern.  That bow?  And that band that looks like ribbons?  That's set in.  And if you don't want the bow you don't need the ribbon.  And if you don't want the ribbon you don't need the pattern!  You might need a pattern, but you need a different pattern.  Luckily I've made many purses so I was able to add an inch or two here and there and have it come out the shape she wanted.


The reason for my title?  Take a close look at that fabric....it's a map of New Orleans!  It's a great fabric and a great memory for her - while she was here she took her niece, my granddaughter, to New Orleans for the day.  I love that she chose gold for the lining because it really pops against the black and white.  I added a pocket on the inside out of the black and white for a couple of pencils and maybe even a cell phone.

19 comments:

Sallie said...

Cool! I like it!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Yeah MOM - almost like tayloring clothes! I love the map fabric for a memory piece.

Tracy P. said...

SO cute! I love that you can serve together. Could there be anything better???

KatieQ said...

Great fabric. It will be such a practical memento. I'm glad you were able to make a little time for sewing during your mission.

Kristi said...

Very nice, and so much more convenient than unfolding a map!

Julie Fukuda said...

That was a good recovery ... use this pattern but don't make something like the pattern. You should sell your own pattern!

Sheila said...

Perfect fabric for this bag , really great job and I am sure she will love using it !

Linda said...

Great fabric for the bag. It will be fun to use especially while she is visiting you. Thank you for serving at the mission.

(Rose) Mary Briggs said...

Very pretty purse and I love the idea of the map fabric. Hope all is well with you. We've finally had some rain over our way, though not enough. At least the plants got watered a little!

paulette said...

What a smart and clever mama you are!! Love the bag!
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Linda said...

Your daughter has great taste. I wouldn't want the bow either. The fabric and design are great together. You two collaborated really well.

Vivian said...

You are one clever lady. Love it.

Grammasheri said...

It turned out beautifully. You did a wonderful job. I collect map fabric so am going to have to find some of this.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You did a great job modifying the pattern! Love the map fabric. =)

Denise :) said...

What darling fabric -- it made a really sweet bag. Great work!! (And what a nice mom!) :)

big B said...

Great job on altering the pattern! It turned out beautifully and I love the gold lining!
-Kim

Gmama Jane said...

Very French Quarter, don't you think?? I really must learn to make purses. I've not had the courage just like paper piecing...they both give me the frights! I know it was nice having your daughter and granddaughter for a visit!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Gail said...

I love it!

My family had been spoiled through the years. They don't think about patterns, they just show me a picture.

FarahLin said...

Love the bag! You did a fantastic job at it too.