Thursday, December 07, 2006

Santa's Workshop

This is the version of the Amy Butler Swing Bag I made for my secret pal, Durlyn Finnie. It's the basic bag, but quilted with Superior glitter thread in a gorgeous aqua color and embellished with beads.

I've always loved beads and have a modest collection, but I've begun using them more and more lately. I especially love bead mixes like the ones I used on this bag. I got this particular mix from a booth at the 2005 Pacific International Quilt Festival. She had beautiful assortments, but my budget only allowed for one. I can't remember the name of the booth, but will post it later if it comes to me.


Nellie's Needles said...

What a lovely bag. I like your judicious placement of the beads ... just enough there to be interesting.

Anonymous said...

wow, the picture is great - you can see the glitter thread so vividly! can't wait to set up my blog, my new years resolution! have a great trip - will miss seeing you, but look forward to our get together after the holidays. Enjoy!