by pennifold ( edited 05 Mar 2015 ) 04 Mar 2015

Good morning Cuties,


I've finished the first part of 3 bags for my girlfriends Stasia, Kaye and Chris. I've already made mine (Aqua), Sue's (Red and Blue) and Meganne's (Aboriginal print) shown previously. I've only Mum's and Val's to do. Mum's will be blacks, whites and greys. Don't know about Val yet. I'm going to embroider their initials on them before I sew them.

I'm usually at Sewing Guild today but have to go back to my dentist to get a crown cemented back on temporarily. When I was in the Endodontist's last week he dislodged the 37 (lower left hand back molar) and just recemented it. I knew it wouldn't last as he hadn't put it on perfectly (so Monday night off it came) of course my tongue keeps going there and it's so jagged - ouch. So off to see Eric at 11.45 today. Hopefully he will be able to do something temporary until I go back to see the Endodontist on 27th March! Love Chris

(It seems odd being home - I'm always out on Thursdays)

So we have:
1. Kaye's in Autumn tones - full length and closed.
2. Stasia in Reds, greens and oranges - fully closed and full length.
3. Chris M's in Reds, greens, oranges and yellow - full length
4. Chris M's closed.
I'll see if I can finish them off in the next couple of days.


Go to YOUTUBE for the tutorials there are 2 - The Crafty Gemini Improv Tote Part 1: Easy Quilting Project with MSQC's Jenny Doan - The Crafty Gemini Improv Tote Part 2: Easy Quilting Project with MSQC's Jenny Doan

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by chenille 08 Mar 2015

Wow! Super job ...I love what you have done !!

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Mar 2015

Thanks so much, just finished them all off and have started on Mum's and mine, love Chris

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by lbrow 05 Mar 2015

Love them Chris/Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks Lillian, love Chris

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by shirley124 05 Mar 2015

They are all lovely. You will have some happy ladies at your Christmas luncheon this year. Hugs Shirley

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks Shirley, they are always appreciative of everything I make for them. Love Chris

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by baldacchino 05 Mar 2015

Hi, you get some lovely material well done in doing bags for your friends they are a good and cheap way of doing some nice gifts for the girl friends love them L SHERENE X

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks Sherene, these are mostly flats (50x52cxm) and I just cut them up. I get most of my "cheaper" fabrics from Spotlight. Some of the more expensive ones comes from my local Belmont Patchwork Heart shop. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 05 Mar 2015

Stunning!!!!Stunning...Great WOW!!!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks Sonja, I agree! Love Chris

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by clawton 05 Mar 2015

Very nice and colorful. Looks like a log cabin design.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

It really is that simple Carolyn. You start off doing the two small pieces together and just keep on building it up. It eventually becomes the chevron stripe. Love Chris

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by connerj 05 Mar 2015

Very nicely done. There will be some nice looking totes when they are completed. Great colors and pattern. :)

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks so much for commenting, I agree with you. Love Chris

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by basketkase 05 Mar 2015

Chris, your choice of fabrics is incredible.........what beautiful totes you are making!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks I choose my fabrics methodically so that they all go together. Love Chris

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by lolly3 05 Mar 2015

Hi Chris, The orange ones look like blooming sunflowers, so bright and cheery, love it. I have watched the U tube tutorial, she does a great job of all her projects. May I ask you, were did you buy the In-R-Form from, would love to make some of these bags too. Hope your tooth feels well soon. Love Lolly Woodcroft S.A.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Hi Lorraine, thanks for your kind words. I've sent you a PM. Tooth feels good tonight, love Chris

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by justsew 05 Mar 2015

Wow what great colours,and beautiful work. they will be so happy to have these.
Hugs Pam.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

I hope so Pam, they are the colours they all requested, so I'm hoping they will all be happy with them. Love Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 05 Mar 2015

I love the autumn tones - still saving up for some of the foam!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

It does look good Sue, as I said I'm not a fan of the Autumn colours, but I really like this one. Love Chris

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by sandralochran 05 Mar 2015

Great bags, My in-r-form has arrived as i will start on a bag soon Just finishing of a log cabin quilt first

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Great Sandra, I hope yours goes well. Love Chris

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by mranderson 04 Mar 2015

Great work Chris. Will you be able to wait until Christmas to give these gifts??????? Hugs Marg

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Yep, Marg, they will go up the top of the wardrobe in my sewing room! Love Chris

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by katydid 04 Mar 2015

Great job!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks Kay, love Chris

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by raels011 04 Mar 2015

Very nice Chris ..They are so easy with the in-r-form. I am making some
Hugs Raeleneother things as well

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Glad you are doing so well with them. I've only got a couple to go, but waiting on the last one's colour choices. Love Chris

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by graceandham 04 Mar 2015

These are gorgeous and I'm sure you captured each person's favorite colors.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks Grace, I sure hope so. Love Chris

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by mommajo 04 Mar 2015

That would be great for chair pads also
nice colors

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

This stuff will work in a myriad of things Jo. I think I'd like a cosmetic case made out of this. Love chirs

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by RockyB 04 Mar 2015

Great bags Chris! I've ordered my In-R-Foam Plus so I can give it a try too!

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Good for you Roxanne - once you start you won't be bale to stop. Love Chris

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by designgirl 04 Mar 2015

Beautiful bags. Love the bright colours.

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pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Thanks Lynn, me too! Love Chris

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by kalamazoo 04 Mar 2015

Just lovely! I am partial to Stasia's. Bright & sassy!
Cindy

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graceandham by graceandham 04 Mar 2015

Are we giving hints for our colors for Christmas yet?

pennifold by pennifold 05 Mar 2015

Yeah! send them in! he he he! Love Chris

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by loosie 04 Mar 2015

Beautiful! I'm thinking of making one too, just need to find the magic foam stuff :(

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Mar 2015

I hope you can find some Loosie, they are so easy to do. Once you start you just got to keep going to see what they look like. Love Chris

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by noah 04 Mar 2015

Awesome work Chris /You will soon be done

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Mar 2015

Thanks Carolyn, I'm home all day tomorrow so maybe can finish off these ones. Love Chris

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by michemb 04 Mar 2015

These are so great, love the colorful one, it will be a beautiful bag
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Mar 2015

Thanks Michelle, colour is amazing isn't it? What would our world be without it? Love Chris

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by pldc 04 Mar 2015

well done, & best wishes for the crown. ~hugs~

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Mar 2015

Thanks Loralye, I've had a temporary filling put in there and it's just starting to let me know it's been worked on! I think I had better take a Nurofen! Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 04 Mar 2015

Beautiful job on all...Jealous!!! Wish I were going to be at your party!

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Mar 2015

Thanks Kim, you are welcome anytime! Love Chris

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by cj2sew 04 Mar 2015

Wow you are on a roll. Great job. They will love them.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Mar 2015

Thanks so much, once you start you can't stop! he he he! Love Chris

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by decojo 04 Mar 2015

They look terrific! I love the fabric in the autumn tones.

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pennifold by pennifold 04 Mar 2015

Thanks Jo, I actually like that one and I'm not one for browns! Love Chris

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