Well now, here I am with some pics! I whipped up this lovely little bag for a surprise birthday party this past week. I probably could have made it in a few hours, but as I was with relations there were other things going on, so I worked on it here and there.
But isn't it just beautiful? I love to look at it. I can see I shall have to make myself one of these. I can't remember the pattern name off the top of my head, but if anyone wants to know just leave a comment and I'll get back with you.
The pattern uses 28 - 5X5" squares, I bought a packet of the pre-cut ones from the quilt shop.
This is my first attempt at taking blog worthy self portraits with the timer on my new camera. I must say it was a trial at first. I was pressed for time since the birthday party was starting in 15min. and I was nowhere near ready. Plus I suddenly remembered that I needed to take pictures of the Anne bag for my blog! So I grabbed my camera and raced outside, shooting of a whole slew of pictures within a few minutes, hoping at least a few would turn out. Thankfully, a few did. (I had one shot where all I got was the woods and railing of the porch.)
I didn't have any buttons with me, but I was meeting up with my family at the party so I called and asked Mother to bring some along. These ones here are Mother-of-pearl buttons.
I sewed them on while sitting in the car and then it was done! I really liked making this pattern, I expect to make many more in the future!