Jo, thanks for sharing the pictures with us. The kitty quilt is really nice. I would probably stroke the mink purse all day long.
Such neat pieces. I love the quilt and your purse looks so chic. You better watch out someone might pinterest it. Then everyone in Hollywood will want one.
Jo, beautiful quilt. You did a wonderful job and should be proud of the finished product. The lattice border was a great addition.
Love you purse.
Funny story: around the end of the year I was volunteering at the Artisan Shop where I have some of my items for sale. There is also a used clothing shop called My Sister's Closet. That particular day the "Closet" was having a 50% off day to clear out inventory. There was a pink "leopard" style fur jacket for sale. Usually short coats and jackets are $6 and I thought even at full price that would be a great investment to use for a bag or purse of some sort. It had a zippered front which I planned to use as the top of the bag and the sleeves could have been used for small, "hiipster: style bags. I took it to the register and the clerk asked me who I was buying it for because it was obvious it would not fit me (junior size and I am not a junior size). I told her my plan was to repurpose it and she told me what a great price it was. Since it was half off I only had to pay $25. I quickly put it back. Probably would have been a beautiful project even at that price but that was more than i wanted to spend at that time for something I wasn't sure I would do right away.
The jacket sold and is gone. I regret my hesitance but those who snooze, lose.
Thanks for sharing. You have inspired me and if I have another opportunity, I will probably jump in with both feet and go for it.
From Western New York
Darlene:The lattice border was a great addition.
The lattice border was part of the center panel; I didn't add it, it was all one piece. Stephanie mentioned it, also. I had to go look at the picture to see what she was talking about. I am glad you all like it.