A bag for Mom

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A bag for Mom

New postby lendube on Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:29 pm

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Here's a bag I made for my mom. I quilted the fabric first with a quilting bar. The squares are approximately 1 1/4 inch square. I wish it showed up better. The pocket is not quilted but has batting. The straps have no batting but are doubled with 5 rows each of stitching for some heft. The closures are Velcro on both the pocket and top. The bag is super lightweight and I like the springtime fabric I got from my stash. I have 5 yds of it for some reason and I haven't a clue where it came from. :shock: The bag is intentionally very simple. My mom has such limited movement with just her left hand and she's right handed. :( She's been using a (same style) light denim bag that I embroidered but is now looking rather ragtaggy (is that even a word??) This will hang on her wheelchair where she has easy access. I know there are wheelchair bags but this is what she prefers.

I'm off to see her tomorrow. She's having some facial surgery for a skin cancer spot. With all the horrible things involved with her neurological disorder the last thing she needs is surgery for something totally unrelated. :cry:
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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby Mom of Six on Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:40 pm

Nice bag Lennie! Don't let them pull you too far into the dark side!
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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby sewingmom on Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:16 pm

Simple is good and the fabric is so cheery and Spring like. If my mom was here I'd sew and sew for her if she wanted me to. You are so blessed to have her.
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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby bridesmom on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:36 pm

It's so pretty and springy! I'm sure she's going to love it! The fabric is really pretty.
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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby SheliaHC on Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:59 am

Very nice "craft" project Lennie! Or is it okay to call it quilting now? ;)

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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby DorothyL on Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:04 am

I love the spring colors. Very pretty. Is it your own design or did you use some kind of pattern.
And, just because something is quilted doesn't make it a quilt. You may be teetering but you are not quite over the edge with this.
On the other hand, those quilts you made....................

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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:43 pm

So Bright and cheery, Lennie. I know she will just love it..
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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby HeyJudee on Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:21 pm

Very nice Lennie. Way to go!
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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby StitchNTime on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:03 pm

Beautiful. Mom will love it.

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Re: A bag for Mom

New postby dmoses on Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:17 pm

Nice bag, Lennie! :) What a great idea for a gift! My mom is 87 years old today. She is many miles away from me, so I have to send her gift well in advance. I would love to make something lovely and useful for her, but the time always seems to sneak up on me, so I usually buy something.
I should just make something when I get the idea, and send it when it's done. Who says I have to wait for an occasion?? :?
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