Thanks to Awesome Autum’s quilted bag tutorial, my second attempt at a quilted purse has a much better shape and is a nicer size. Thank you, Autum!!!
This one is for my friend Em, who’s birthday is this week. She LOVES red, and we have a joke about how she likes red and black together, since those are the colors of anger, or so I heard once upon a time. This is made from decorator fabric that was on clearance with a coordinating cream fabric for the inside. What I really like about this purse is that it isn’t out of place at all to use scraps to make the pockets inside and put a decorative stitch over the seam. Since Em has 8 kids she NEEDS pockets.
She also doesn’t get to shop alone very much and told me about how she bought herself a red T shirt (with at least 4 children in tow), got home, put it on, just to realize that it was ORANGE!!! So when I give her the purse tomorrow during our weekly coffee (well, I don’t actually drink coffee), inside will be this red shirt, and this red hair clip. She’s been having a hard time finding a red hair clip so I got this brown one, took it apart, and glued some red bias tape over the brown.
I so appreciate her friendship. She’s a few years older than me and has so much wisdom for things that are on my mind. Sometimes on the way to meet her at Starbucks, I wonder if we’ll have anything to talk about, but we always talk and laugh until we look at our clocks and wonder how it got so late. What a blessing to have a Christian woman to share time with, learn from, and bounce things off of.