Monday, 24 March 2014

Things We Do In Bed

Just heard today about this exhibition curated by novelist Tracy Chevalier.  She is American born but now lives in London and is a bit of a quilter; quilts feature in her latest book "The Last Runaway". 

The exhibition is arranged in 5 themed rooms (birth, sleep, sex, illness and death ) and will be at Danson House in Kent from 1 April to 31 October. There will be old quilts from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as new work - Grayson Perry is mentioned.  I have never been to this house but it can't be far from London.

Definitely going.  If photos are allowed, I will share them here.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Echino Cargo Duffle Bag

Noodlehead is rightly famous for her bag patterns.  Although I like to design my own, this one tempted me.  After last week's expensive project, this is a free pattern and I had most of the stuff I needed in stock.  The pattern called for one yard of the main fabric but I managed to use only half a yard. Perhaps this Echino fabric is wider than normal. 

As fabric was in short supply I only added one pocket.

This leather popper thingy was bought from U-handbag a while ago.  She still has them, in lots of colours.  As I did not use a contrast fabric for the pocket, I thought it would help to make the pocket more visible.

Another modification was the zip tabs I put in at each end of the zip.  

Here is the lining showing the patch pocket. If you have good eyes you will see a few cat hairs.

Here is the guilty cat.  Does she care?  

TGIFF Friday!