Friday, March 15, 2013

Draaammmaaa + Give Away the Second!!!!!!!

This give away is closed!  No more entries will be accepted!  

Winner is announced here.

Continuing my draaammmaaa from yesterday.  I cut the seam allowances down as close as I could without panicking.  It always makes me nervous to cut close to a seam.  Sewing the binding went pretty well and I really like the way the binding looks on the edges.

See.  It's a nice, narrow binding and I LOVE those colors together.  Love them.  

BUT the corners.  UGH.  Hate them.   

Truth be told, there was no chance of me ripping the binding out and starting over because the linen is very un-ravelly.  It couldn't have stood up to it.  I was afraid of damaging the orange fabric.  That would have been a tragesty.  


The corners, however. are tragesties.  I should have done my research.  I needed a different corner technique to go with my different binding technique.  They were all donkey eared.  So I cut and resewed them and they are messy as hell.

See the second one down?  I didn't resew that because the donkey ear was small but the other three corners were hugely awful and actually look better resewn than they did at first.  Sigh.  I'm washing it now in the hopes that, if the wash is going to cause corner problems, I can fix them before gifting it.  My husband said it just makes the quilt look more handmade.  He is a very nice man.

Onward and Upward to Give Away the Second!

Here we have a slouchy hobo bag that I made out of bark cloth!  The floral cloth pattern is perfect for a spring and summer bag.  It has two large pockets on either end (excellent for cell phones and keys) and an adjustable strap upcycled from a store bought purse.

The inside used to be a linen skirt and has a button closure pocket on one side.

To enter this give away, just write a comment and that is all.  The give away will end on Thursday March 21st at some point and the winner will be announced before that midnight.  

I will need to be able to contact you but you shouldn't have to post your email address to the world if you have the kind of account that lets me just click on your name and then be able to reach you.  If you aren't sure, you can always click on my name and send me your email.  

Thanks for stopping by and best of luck.  Hopefully the next picture I post of that baby quilt will be happy.  At least happy-ish.

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At March 17, 2013 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Gini Lenning said...

I just bound my first quilt last december and it was a nightmare! Your "donkey ear" looks much better than mine did! Oh! And I LOVE the bag. love the barkcloth, love the linen skirt lining and love the upcycled strap!

At March 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM , Blogger verdemama said...

I want a Jennifer-made purse!! Oh, and the only quilt I ever started was over 15 years ago, and I still have quilt squares in a bag somewhere along with cut shapes that never got sewed together.... Maybe I should toss those out.

At March 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Jennifer Falkowski said...

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At March 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Jennifer Falkowski said...

Toss them my way! I prefer rejected fabric. :)

At March 18, 2013 at 8:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, wow, I figured the odds were slim to none, and promptly ran around the internets googling and goggling tutorials for cool bags made from cargo pants. But with two little kids, who am I kidding? I would have to wait years to make one without losing a bunch of sleep.

Can't figure out how the commenting with(out) e-mail works, so I'm just e-mailing you, too.

At March 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I love your quilt, even with the little mistakes, it does give it that handmade feeling.

At March 19, 2013 at 6:43 PM , Blogger Jennifer Gail said...

I shouldn't enter but I am :)

At March 21, 2013 at 7:52 PM , Blogger ItMakesYouSmile said...

Just keeping you company here. Though I do love those big, overblown flowers. What is bark cloth?

At March 21, 2013 at 8:36 PM , Blogger Jennifer Falkowski said...

Hi. Thanks for the company, that makes me smile! Bark cloth is really cool floral fabric that was popular in the 40's - the late 50's or so. Think Hawaiian shirts and your granny's curtains. You would love it. Get yer google on and go look at the pretty pictures.


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