by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

YEAH! I've finally finished my bag. This makes 8 bags for my Ladies Christmas luncheon. I haven't put initials on Mum's or mine. I've now got to finish my Biscornus - 6 of those to do.


Sometime in the next year I'll be making a quilt for baby Cohen too. Haven't spoken to Naomi about colours etc. but I bet they'll be in greens, aquas, blues, etc. The other two boys were in those colours.

It's a glorious day here today - went to Italian this morning and we are learning about Piace (to like something in the singular) and Piacciono (to like something in the plural). It's great fun, I always enjoy my lessons but end up wanting to revert to how I say things in English, but it's like Yoda talking, when you speak Italian.

Fun to talk Italian and very challenging, it is. Hmmm!!!

Love Chris

1. My bag laid out full.
2. The finished bag - I decided to leave the upper edge extended, so you can see the lining fabric at a glance.

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by blueeyedblonde 18 Mar 2015

very nice!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Linda, love Chris

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by katydid 17 Mar 2015

Wow you have been busy! I love the black and white. My daughter went through a black and white period one. Everything in her closet was black and white and a touch of red. Kay

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pennifold by pennifold 17 Mar 2015

Hi Kay, everyone who knows me, knows me as the lady in black! I've been wearing it for years!!!!!!!!!!! 2/3rd's of my wardrobe is black. I've also got other colours to wear with it, mostly purples and red. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 16 Mar 2015

Another beauty...

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Kim, I agree. Love Chris

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by lbrow 16 Mar 2015

They are all fantastic Chris. You do such beautiful work/Lillian

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Lillian, I appreciate that. Love Chris

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by brendalea 16 Mar 2015

Very nice bag. Thank you for sharing. Happy Stitching!!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Brenda, love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 16 Mar 2015

Quite lovely! I'm working on Spanish through Duolingo. It's free and it also has Italian if you want to give it a try.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Good morning Jerrilyn, thanks for your comment and yes, I use that every night. One of our ladies at Italian class recommended it to us. It's not the same as learning it from a credited teacher though and our teacher is an ex-journalist! Very good learning the grammar from scratch. I don't even remember learning it in English, let alone Italian!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Chris

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by chenille 16 Mar 2015

I LOVE these! They are all fantastic! You do inspire. I really have to try one of these!
Hugs, Nadyne

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Hi Nadyne, thanks so much. Give it a go, they are really easy. Using scrap fabric would be just as effective. As long as you get a co-ordinating fabric theme going I think any colour combination would look great. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 16 Mar 2015

Awesome bag!!!Great work

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

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by airyfairy 16 Mar 2015

Let me know when you are going to start taking orders
Just love your bags.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Sarah, he he he! There's a long waiting list!!!! Love Chris

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by pldc 16 Mar 2015

a terrific bag Chris!~hugs~

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Loralye, love Chris

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by queenofhearts 16 Mar 2015

I love your black and white theme.I watched the videos and I agree that the R form plus is a bit pricey. This bag could be made much cheaper by just using some quilt batting. I don't see why the double sided adhesive is necessary since you are quilting the bag anyway. I watched some other videos that made totes using the same basic ideas but were made with quilt batting. Okay, so they don't stand up by themselves, is that really a big issue? I made a tote out of canvas and that one stands up by itself so you could use canvas for your foundation.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

I agree with you. If there was something else that could give this same effect I'd use it. I'm going to search out that stuff that ethan has suggested. I actually used Pellon in a couple of the bags handles to see what it would be like. It's not as strong, so I used wool batting and that isn't the same either. As I said down lower in Trish56's post - using a stronger fabric would give the same effect I'm sure. Thank you for your input. Love Chris

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by noah 16 Mar 2015

Way to go love everyone but i still NEED a purple one ok??hugs as always Carolyn

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

I've got the fabrics right here! Love Chris

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by teun 16 Mar 2015

ganz tolle taschen

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Danke Teun, liebe Chris

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by highlandermom 16 Mar 2015

Beautifully done. The laid out bag out on chair makes for a neat looking chair pad.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Mary, yes, I thought that! These would make great table runners too! Love Chris

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by kanny 16 Mar 2015

Beautiful job Chris I love the bags and the fabric choices :)

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Karen, I hope the ladies are happy with them. Love Chris

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by dordonc 16 Mar 2015

nice job......

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Ta very muchly! Love Chris

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by joannmeyer 16 Mar 2015

Beautiful work! I love them!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Joanne, love Chris

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by lidiad 16 Mar 2015

They are very beautiful, congratulations!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Lidia, love Chris

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by lilylady 16 Mar 2015

Black and white my favorite, but all are beautiful, you will be loved. LOL!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Lily, mine too! Love Chris

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by decojo 16 Mar 2015

Beautiful bag! Great job Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Jo, love Chris

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by michemb 16 Mar 2015

Love the colors on this Chris, great bag and great job
hugs
Michelle

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Michelle, love Chris

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by wesihom 16 Mar 2015

Sehr schön!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Danke, liebe Chris

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by RockyB 16 Mar 2015

Beautiful, I love this bag! Great job Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Roxanne, love Chris

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by beatie58 16 Mar 2015

Looks wonderful Chris, 8 bags well done!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Sally, aren't they easy to make? Love Chris

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by manami 16 Mar 2015

Gorgeous bags Chris! You are so talented! Love, Yoriko

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks so much, Yoriko. I appreciate your support. Love Chris

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by baydreamer 16 Mar 2015

You can never go wrong with blk and wht ! Great job, the ladies are going to love them!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks so much, I agree with you. Black and white is always practical. Love Chris

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by lique 16 Mar 2015

Lovely bag I love black and white!

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

You and me both Angelique, love Chris

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by shirley124 16 Mar 2015

Very very nice. Love them all. Hugs Shirley

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks so much Shirley, me too! Love Chris

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by tfk 16 Mar 2015

Wow!!! Your version is my favourite one Chris...very well done! I love the combination of black and white..... your prints are lovely too!
I am tempted to try one as well though never done any sort of quilting :)

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Well it is very easy Fatima. It's just 2 and a half inch wide strips and you just cut it to whatever size you like. You sew two pieces together directly onto the Bosal and do whatever pattern you like! This is basically straight sewing. Then the quilting part is just the straight stitching on top of it. You could embroider this as well. I've put initials on some of the bags so I know who it belongs to! Love Chris

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by anitapatch 16 Mar 2015

So nice done

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thank you so much Anita. Love Chris

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by rosakent 16 Mar 2015

Bellissima (I hope that means wonderful!!) Jo

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Hi Rosa, it actually means BEAUTIFUL! Love Chris

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by Trish56 16 Mar 2015

All your bags are gorgeous, I don't know which one I like the best, You have inspired so many cuties to make these, (me being one of them) I have ordered some of he stuff for the support, if mine turns out half as good as yours I will be happy. have you put pockets inside yours ?

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Trish, no I haven't put pockets in these bags. I did in the first couple I made with the curved tops. You could easily do it by putting in a zippered pocket in the lining before you put it inside the bag. I'm glad you ordered some of the Bosal, it's great stuff, but very expensive for what it is. I'm going to look into the grass matting stuff that Sue said "ethan" recommended. There's got to be something cheaper than the Bosal! Or an alternative would be using a stronger thicker fabric!!!!!!! Love Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 16 Mar 2015

Fab.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Ta very muchly! he he he! Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 16 Mar 2015

Chris, love all the bags, but the black and white are my favourites!
Posso venire anche io a mangiare a casa tua per Natale?

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Grazie Maria, Anchio!

Certo, tu sei molto benvenuto! Ma che una lunga strada da venire!!!! he he he! Amore Chris

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by mops Moderator 16 Mar 2015

Well done, Chris, all of your bags are beautiful. It's hard to choose a favourite one but I think these black and white ones would be my choice.

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Martine. I love the black and white ones too. I love the one that Sally has done in the black and white also. Love Chris

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by mranderson 16 Mar 2015

Wowww!!! Chris, this one is a winner. Hugs Marg

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pennifold by pennifold 16 Mar 2015

Thanks Marg, I agree! Love Chris

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