Friday, September 4, 2015

A birthday bag, 3 dudes jelly roll block

Today, was my errand day when I also have a long standing date with friends for lunch. It's the birthday of one of the girls on Tuesday, the big 60, (mine is coming next month). We bring gifts to the lunch and since I'm a fan of recycling, I searched for a bag in my collection that would fit and a quick decoration to cover up the label.

A few scraps of fusible backed fabric from the bin, a little glitter glue, and a permanent pen.

 

A little creativeness saves the environment and is always appreciated.

I'm still thinking about getting some quilt projects organized to grab for upcoming retreat days, keeping in mind gift quilts that I may need in the future. This afternoon, I put together a scrappy block that I think will make a happy baby quilt, with polka dots, brights, and tone on tone whites. It's a Jelly roll pattern from the 3 dudes.

 

The placement of strips is totally random . I think I like the odd shapes created with the whites but not sure yet.

Here in Canada, we've a long weekend and the weather forecast looks splendid. I'm looking forward to a day away with the kayaks and an extra day with hubby around (even if he golfs).

 

4 comments:

Eileen Gidman said...

I think that white dispersed throughout the quilt should bring a cohesiveness to the design. Great bold pattern.
It is raining where I am for the long weekend. Glad your weather is better.

Mereknits said...

That bag is a wonderful present in itself. I love your decoration on it Holly. How fun you all meet for lunch, and good for you about to turn 60! Isn't 60 the new 40?
Hugs,
Meredith

Sandi said...

Love the flower you designed for the gift bag, very imaginative of you.

Have a lovely birthday celebration and stay safe with the holiday traffic.

Baby will love the quilt as will the parents.

Jo Ferguson said...

What a great idea for a gift bag and I adore the colours in the block.