Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just Can't throw Them Out!

I had every intention of cleaning
 up the mess of scraps leftover
from making myJuly Schnibble quilt
 and then trying out my new Accuquilt Go! 


It was made with 2 packs of charm squares from the Moda Verna line.  I had a pile of leftover 1" X 5" strips from each of the charm squares


and also a pile of tri-pieced strips cut off from the border tri-rail fence blocks.  I just reallllly heart these fabrics, so I just couldn't throw them out.


Sooooo, I got to thinkin'...
(scary, huh?)
If I sewed the tri-strips together
and made 9 patches and sewed the
1" wide strips together, I might be able
 to make a scrappy Verna purse!!


I also had some leftover strips of the background polkadot fabric.  I came up with the combined piece shown above.  I ironed on 2 layers of fusible fleece and quilted them all together with a simple meander and soft pastel variegated thread.  I then used it to cut out a lining piece in the same shape.  I also had  extra 9 patches so I made two lined pockets


I used one of the sets of pieced strips
 to make 2 padded handles.

So, taaaaaa daaaaaa!  Meet my
Scrappy Verna Purse!


Don't you just LOVE making stuff from
 bits and bobs of leftovers that some
 folks would have just thrown away??


I used a crazy paisley scrap from my stash to line it!


Sooooo, waddaudink?????


25 comments:

  1. OMGosh you are a purse crazy genius! I KNEW you were going to make a new purse even before I scrolled down your post!!! LUV it. Is this going to be your back to school one or do you have something else in mind for that?

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  2. Brilliant idea--beautiful result!!! I was thinking of trying to make a new back to school carry bag--Now I will definitely try to find some ideas.

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  3. It's even more beautiful because you made it from the leftovers!! Well done. I believe you should stand up and take a bow!! ~karen

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  4. I think I finally found someone as nuts as me!! I thought I was the only one who kept those little 1" cutoffs of the charm packs and sewed them back together again! LOL! what can I say, great minds think alike!

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  5. Polly I just love your bag out of those gorgeous scraps.

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  6. I thinks you are one smart cookie :)

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  7. It's absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe you did that all from scraps. Incredible!

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  8. Oh my gosh, that is so pretty Polly! I ♥ it!

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  9. What can't you make?!?!?!?! LOL! Okay, that's one cool purse!

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  10. Gorgeous purse Polly. You are so creative...I love seeing the pictures of the things you make.

    vail

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  11. WONDERFUL!!! You are a very clever girl!

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  12. I think you have yourself a WINNER, Polly.

    You are such a gifted person. I always love jumping over here to check on you - to see what you're creating.

    This is so "charming". You make me smile.

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  13. Polly, I love the purse! What a clever use of scraps. Such talent!

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  14. I love what you did with your scraps. Love that purse. You are so clever! It's like getting something for nothing.

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  15. I dink I love it! I also am new to your blog but will definitely be ack to look around more.
    Blessings,
    Patty

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  16. And you just whipped this up on a whim? No pattern?? AMAZING!

    I need detailed directions and then it still doesn't always work!! hehehe

    Beautiful job!

    SheilaC

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  17. Very cool! I LOVE your new bag! You are brilliant!!!

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  18. Awesome purse!!! I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who can't throw even the smallest pieces away.

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  19. I love using up scraps. How cute is this bag. Sometimes the cutest things come from scraps and your imagination. I love your site. I too,am a sew-er. Please come vist. And...... my daughters name is Polly!

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)