Friday, July 1, 2011

Fat Quarter Friday - July

It’s Fat Quarter Friday. Which means I’ll be running down to my local quilt shop to get some great deals on fabric.

In honor of my favorite day of every month (seriously $1.75 per FQ, I’m in love)I thought that I’d transfer that schedule over into my blog. This means the first Friday of every month I’ll be making a post that features our favorite quilting currency.

That’s about as defined as I want to make it right now. Some FQ Fridays will feature giveaways while others (like today) will just show FQ Friendly projects. I’m working on some of my own designs and tutorials as well. So far, that’s all I’ve come up with. Anything y’all would like to see?

July’s FQ Friday isn’t a quilt but it’s super cute. I normally avoid purses like the plague. I have owned one and that one was a gift. I think my southern guilt allowed me to carry it for about a month before I threw it in the closet. Yet I was recently involved in a fabric swap and this pattern was featured on my recipient’s wist.
Something told me that I should make it. Even though it was a purse. I’m extremely glad I did.



This pattern was extremely FQ friendly. I pulled both of those out of my stash. After cutting I still had pieces left over for the scrap bag. 
The only thing I needed from the store was a magnetic snap closure. With my handy dandy 40% coupon I spent $2 making this bag.

Made by Rae has detailed instructions including step by step pictures so I'm just going to jump to pictures of my finished bag. 



Who would have thought that a purse would be a fun afternoon project? I'm certainly not saying that I'm going to start carrying one around myself but as gifts go I see myself making this bag again in the future. 

That's it for the first FQ Friday. It's a short one but there is that sale at the quilt store for me to get to...

And don't worry...I haven't forgotten about the box. That post is coming up this evening. 

2 comments:

  1. That's so funny! I just glanced at the pictures and thought, Oh she's making a buttercup bag! Then I went back and read to make sure. Yup! Very cute! I made a different bag today and I have to finish another different bag this afternoon before we leave. Yikes!

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  2. I'm in awe of your bag making! I don't think I can do it often..but I do love that Buttercup pattern.

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