Monday, February 25, 2013


A very long time ago I thrifted a large piece of fabric that looked like it was destined to be a quilt. Each image square was outlined with dotted lines, looking like a cutting line. There were several different images, a rocket launching, a aeroplane and a cool looking racing car. There were over 20 squares, each had originally been black and white, but someone had diligently hand painted them! There were way more than I needed so I kept the best few and sold the rest at Fabric-a-brac last year (just quietly they were my BEST seller! I paid just $2 for the lot and sold each panel sperately)

I had envisioned cushions for mr A's room and it's taken me this long to get around to making some. I made cushion for his bed and a little bag to match. He loves to go to the library (he's in love with Noddy books at the moment) so I thought it would make a great library bag. It's a bit hard to see but the handles are made from a belt that is multi coloured - this boy of mine LOVES colour and rainbows so I thought he'd love the multi coloured handles. I wasn't wrong. I've still got the rocket and plane to go. The rocket is my favourite and I'm a bit hesitant to make it into a cushion, I might have to get my thinking cap on, in case there is something better to make with it. Any ideas?


  1. swimming bag? apron? pillow case? library bag?? that's all the suggestions I have - great fabric

  2. Love the little bag and it is ideal for the little boy who loves his books!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Great fabric. I love that quilt - did you make that too? How about a little work apron, perhaps with little pockets for storing tools etc... Lisa x


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