November 19, 2009

Raining Cats and Dogs




On one side is a cat and on the other side is a dog.  The background fabric has raindrops on it.
In the Pacific Northwest, where I live, it rains cast and dogs for 6-9 months of the year.


Catherine made this block when she was 8.  We won the rest of the blocks in a raffle from the Coos Sand And Sea quilting guild.


I designed the bags.  I made the bottoms out of denim cut from a pair of jeans.
The handles are made from the waist band and the button is the button from the pants.
Catherine sewed the lining and the strips of fabric to the block.


I took a long strip of fabric and folded several times to make a tie. 
Then I made a loop in the tie to go around the button.  


I made one of these as a gift for my friend at Ancient Cloth.
We have been email each other for quite sometime and she sent me some fabric just out of the blue.
I told her that I would make something and put a piece of her fabric in the mix so that
it would remind me of her and the 'something' would remind her of me.  Her fabric is beige.
 
These bags also remind us of another special artist that we have both been influenced by
and that is Jude at Spirit Cloth.


Here is Catherine.

7 comments:

ancientcloth said...

Very nice! The bags are so-o-o cute!
Catherine did such a fantastic job
at sewing these bags!Thank you for your kind words : )

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writingupastorm.com said...

I love these bags that you and your daughter made ~ they are wonderfully colorful and rustic and whimsical. And your Catherine is so beautiful! She looks like the heroine in an epic poem! xo Kari

Quilt Architect said...

Kari,
You know how to give me wings. I am soaring around the room with joy. I agree that Catherine could play a lot of nice red head roles, ...like my favorite...Anne of Green Gables. Thank you!

jude said...

breaking silence for a quick thank you. :-)

Kate said...

Your daughter is lovely and so are those bags. Mother Daughter time together is such powerful and amazing stuff.

Thanks for your stop-in at my blog (and your questions about the wanting.) We were hit by the flu and are just emerging from the clouds of crumpled tissues and too-much-tv-haze. Still thinking about wanting, having, and giving up. In all sorts of interesting and occasionally heart-breaking ways. But also knowing that the giving up is an opening up.

Anyways. Thanks so much for stopping in and asking!

Quilt Architect said...

Kate- I am glad you are feeling better. Yes, we are blessed.

Jude- It is nice that you came to visit. It is like having a bird land on your branch and singing you a song. Thanks for stopping by.