Friday, November 18, 2011

Better on my second try

Remember my first attempt using a flex frame?  I readjusted the measurements for the top band ...

 

and came up with a new coin purse!  There's still some minor tweaking I think is necessary, to make my next one even better, but you have to start somewhere, right? ;o)


I'm delighted that in my second attempt at this purse, I got to use some of my winnings from Kelly's giveaway, mixed in with scrap fabric pretties from my friend Jacqueline.  The happy, bright colours of this patchwork combined with my FMQ flower design makes me smile. 


I'm also smiling because I get the day off and that means I might be found in my sewing room after spending most of the week too tired to be creative. I've been working as the cleaner at the 3 plex my husband helped build. It will be nice to have a day away from wielding a cleaning cloth, vacuum, mop or window cleaning miscellany. I'm looking forward to a day where I'll end up covered in threads not construction dust!  ;o)

Here's hoping you find time today to do something that you love, too.
Want to see what others have accomplished this week? Click over to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and be prepared to be inspired.



12 comments:

  1. The flex frame purse looks really lovely! I do have some flex frames at home that I never used, I should give them a go some time. I know what it's like to be too tired to be creative, felt that way this week...Sorry haven't been commenting but still read the blog ^_^ smile, Virginie

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  2. OOOOOO what a beauty, this small coin purse!

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  3. I got some flex frame this summer back home! I need to try to make one. I love yours! Very cute! This might be a good Christmas gift to my sister who loves bags.

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  4. That is one cute purse! and how small are those teeny squares. Love the quilting pattern!

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  5. It's fantastic! Well done. That patchwork is so teeny tiny!

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  6. Wonderful... kinda reminds me of the little wonderful something I got in the mail from a certain someone!

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  7. Your flex frame purse is delightful. I love the colours you went with. You can't help but smile when you see it! Hope you are now sewing and not cleaning.

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  8. The colors are really wonderful..but what size? Are they really small squares? And where did you find the locking pins. Everytime I order the flex frames (different people-Etsy), they do not send the locking pins, only rivets and how many people have a rivet machine on their back porch? This is a really lovely change purse.

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  9. It's a lovely coin purse - and the squares look quite teeny tiny too! Well done.

    Pomona x

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  10. gorgeous! i LOVE seeing all those bright colors and scraps turned into something so creative and beautiful! it makes me miss all my fabric that's packed away in storage:-( 2 sewing machines just arrived at the house here with the owner though, so i think it's time to start sewing with hawaiian prints! love you!

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