Friday, December 9, 2011

TATER-BAGS, Tater Bags, and a little touch of Blue. . .

My local Friendship Group has been sewing up a storm making Tater Bags. We've made so many, I have sort of lost count! lol. Now that the Warm and Natural Company has made "tater batting", they are even nicer to sew and use.

I like to include a tag with each gift bag giving directions for use, care, etc.:

There are a ton of free patterns on the Net, and also a FREE pattern is included with one's purchase of W&N batting. Some of my bags are made from strips cut WOF, and a few are made from FQs. For the FQ ones I had to make up my own method, but it all worked out. [If I could figure out how to add a PDF to a blog post, I would share the pattern I wrote.  Hmmm, someday... lol.  If anyone else knows how to do this with Blogger and would share with me, that would be GREAT!]  These bags are quick and easy -- giftees love them!

It's back to sewing on Bonnie's OrcaBay Mystery project. Twelve more Blue String blocks completed this morning -- only TEN more to go and Clue#2 will be done! Yeah... done is good. Then it is on to Clue #4 and RED. . . good golly, Miss Molly, but this quilter does love red!

I am still facinated by how messy string-pieced units look during the sewing process, then trim them up and the Ugly Ducklings turn into Swan Blocks! Guess it doesn't take too much to keep me entertained! lol.

Because I started to run a little low on Blues, I raided my CW fabric bins this morning for more variety. Today was an exeriment to see if these different kinds of styles would play nice together -- I think it might work. What do you think of the blocks above... they look ok to you?

Well... that's about it for today. Thank you so much for dropping by for a visit -- loved having you! If you leave a comment [which is always appreciated!] feel free to leave your blog addy URL in your comment's signature line so I can visit you!

Hope everyone has a lovely day and has tons of time to sew, sew, sew!


Elly D said...

Aren't these little string blocks a delight!! Love your blues :) I got some of my reds done up today... 6 down 58 to go, LOL... But I need to finish 1 and 2 and I haven't even started 3.. lol... oh what fun!
Your tater bags look intriguing :) I thought at first they were storing tatties but I see they are for cooking them. Neat!

Oh well better get myself off to bed :) I've had a lovely visit to your blog ;)) hugs Ellyx

Pat from Florida said...

Your Orca Bay is coming along nicely. I love a mixture of styles of fabrics used together.

The tator bags are making me hungry. Yum!

Laurie said...

I think they look great together Cyn.... the more variety, the better they seem to look. Bonnie knows her stuff! *hugs*