Friday, 4 January 2008

NICE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR

Comes the new year, come new projects! Here the stitchery BOM from Bea.
My version of it is stitched on tea dyed fabric with "Wildflowers" by Caron in colour "bark". The squares are small and it goes fast so come on, have a go!





And if you don´t feel like sewing the 12 blocks, here is what you can make with one block. I was inspired by that to make this backpack.


I will show it to one of my quilt groups. It is easy to make and would look good with jeans as well I think. I sewed mine with furnishing fabric (just the right thing to make it a bit sturdier). The shoulder strap zipper is a nice feature too.
There is a pocket under the stitchery.


At the moment I am knitting socks for my dear uncle and I have to make one more cushion cover for guess who?! Yes, my dear sis!

I wish you a nice week-end.

18 comments:

CONNIE W said...

Gwen, How cute a block it is. I just was over at Bea's blog before yours and saw hers in green. They both look great.

Bea said...

Great! I hope you´ll show it at our meeting???!!!
Bea

tami said...

Very nice. I love the backpack.

Chookyblue said...

great backpack........stitchery looks great on it

stufenzumgericht said...

Hallo Gwen,
danke für deinen netten Kommentar. Auf dein Angebot lass ich mich gerne ein ;-) By the way: Dein Blöckchen sieht super aus!!!
Martina

gwensmom said...

That backpack is adorable! I was looking for some diaper bag ideas and this just might be it.

Do you remember what size your original rectangle was?

Marcie said...

Wonderful bags! I love the stitcheries you did too! And your Trip Around the World is great! it reminds me that blogging has become very much like that. Best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Elisabeth, said...

Der Rucksack sieht mit dem bestickten Block wirklich super aus!!LG

atet said...

What fun stitchery blocks! I love the way you included the basket into the backpack. What fun. Your witner trip around the world quilt is just wonderful! Whoever gets it is going to be very lucky!

Marcie said...

Gwen, I gave you an award on my blog today! Come and visit!

Christine said...

Love your stitchery and the backpack is gorgeous.

Lea said...

Hi, Gwen! Thank you for stopping by my blog. :-)
I love your stitchery BOM and backpack is so cute!!!!
I also adore your "Winter Trip Around The World" quilt! Love your color choice. :-)
Your swap partner is very lucky to receive this beauty. :-)

pamina said...

Hi Gwen, please look at my blog, Igave a "you make my day" award...

teodo said...

Gwen
the bachpack is georgeus I LIKE IT VERY MUCH.

and nice stitchery.
ciao ciao

Kathie said...

great backpack. Love the fabrics you used. good luck on the socks!
I tried knitting socks and well decided quilting was more to my liking!
I like to knit scarves and simple things.
I guess I need to take a class or two.
I love that knitting is more portable than quilting.
kathie

Anne Ida said...

You're really tempting me here! your stitching looks great, and I have had a look at Bea's BOM blog... Hmmmm... and I made a promise to myself not to get involved in another project... *lol* We'll see...

Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Hugs...

Anne Ida said...

...by the way... love the look af the backpack!

Hanna said...

This moment I sent an order for the bag, its great and I love the fabric and the stitchery also -
Hanna