Wednesday, 2 July 2008


There's a bit of an orange theme to this post. Sandy saw my blog with the recycled bags and sent me a tablecloth. I used it to make this bright bag, and still have lots of the border print to use in some others.

I'm really enjoying having these bags to use. They are so much nicer to carry than plastic ones, and they hold lots! I have 6 this style now which are great for big grocery shops. I've made a couple of others that are based on a plastic supermarket bag and these are good if you're carrying stuff for a longer period of time - they just seem to enclose everything really well.

The other touch of orange is my finished Orange Crush top. I had a bit of a panic with the borders because I didn't have enough red and the store I bought it from had sold out. I was so pleased to find it at another store while helping a friend choose borders. The quilt is big, so doesn't quite fit on the clothesline, but you get the idea. The pieced border has really big impact "in person" though it's not so strong in the photo. You can see the variety of scrappy fabrics in the close up.

Now I need to find another big project to work on :o)


  1. Oh Lisa - what a transformation with the tablecloth!!!

    Your Orange Crush is great, I am still undecided whether to make another one using blues for blueberry crush or just keep the fabric ready for when Bonnie announces a new mystery.
    Meanwhile,I am kind of leaning towards doing Bonnie's Cathedral Stars as I have quite a few [lots] of four patches left - I got on a roll and forgot to keep count!
    Sandy in South Australia

  2. Love the bag, but REALLY LOVE your OC quilt. You must be very pleased! I love Bonnie's patterns, and like Sandy, I'm toying with the idea of doing her Cathedral Stars. I think this is one of the most beautiful patterns ever.

  3. Your Orange Crush quilt is one of the best I have seen! Your colors are wonderful and the overall effect is great. Congratulations.

  4. That's a great Orange Crush quilt. Well done! My problem with re-useable supermarket bags is remembering to take them back down to the car so I can use them again!

  5. I love orange! And what a dynamite bag -- tablecloths are usually pretty sturdy fabric, which is just perfect. And your Orange Crush came out great.


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