Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A Housewarming Gift
This pretty purse caught my eye from the book "Quilting in No Time."
I thought it would make a nice housewarming gift for my husband's coworker. She is having a party and will be serving us Chinese for dinner.
I choose the lighter peachy fabric (flowers and fans) from my stash and stood in front of the calico's at Joann's for too long trying to find 2 coordinating prints. I instinctively gravitated towards complimentary colors but for this I figured I needed to stay within the peachy orange tones and go analogous instead. I'm not sure I got it right as it was outside of my familiarity. After making my decision, then I debated which stabilizer to use: lightweight or shirt-weight??? I guessed the latter and I am glad I did as it gives the bag more structure without being overly stiff.
There are any number of possibilities for prints and colors with this bag and it could easily be made to match any outfit for that special occasion.
You can never have too many purses, right????
Enjoy your day!!