Merry Christmas to you today! I just wanted to post photos of the most recent creation I made, a bag for a colleague of mine, who was assigned to me as who I should give a gift to (we all drew one name) at our office party. I was inspired by a trip to the quilt store (that is often all it takes). I saw a Christmas quilt with this pinwheel design. They actually pop up and out of the seams, and you have to iron them flat. Kelly (my colleague) noted on her slip that she liked purple, pink, and blue, and so here is what resulted from the direction I had.
It is never interesting enough to line a bag with black, and it is easier to find your things when it isn't so dark in there, so here is the inside fabric! Both the purple and the pink plaid were garage sale finds, and the pinwheels were made of 16 of my most favorite fabrics.
I wish you a lovely Christmas today. I'll be traveling for the next two weeks, but when I'm back in January, I'll post my Christmas cards and anything else that "pops" up (that was a hint) between now and then.
Thank you for a most excellent 2011,