Saturday, December 09, 2017

Friday Night with Friends / Bag It / Finish It Up Friday

Last night I was stitching with Cheryll (of Gone Stitchin') and friends as part of "Friday Night with Friends", and stitched the finishing touches to this Game Piece Bag:

The Flashing Scissors - Game Piece Bag

While writing I'm taking this opportunity to link to Patty's (Elm Street Quilts) "Bag It" competition, oh, and as this is also a "finish" I'm linking to Amanda Jean's (Crazy Mom Quilts) for "Finish It Up Friday".


I'm so pleased that I treated myself to a new quilting ruler a few weeks ago!

The old one had had a nasty accident ..... a long time ago ..... I finally decided I couldn't put up with not having that corner any more - can you imagine how awkward it's been every time I've gone to start cutting my fabric and realised there's not enough ruler there  ..... and how does it always end up that the broken side is the one I'm using !!!!

Anyway, I didn't really look too closely when I bought this new one, I was more interested in the fat quarters I couldn't resist ..... it's a ruler for goodness sake ..... but, silly me, until now I hadn't realised how much clearer the numbers were! It's so much easier to use.

The new ruler helped me cut the fabric so much quicker, and the pattern was so easy to put together. I used Patty's Game Piece Pattern - here!

The Flashing Scissors - Game Piece Bag

And by Friday night .... all I had left to do was to stitch those horrid ends in, and stitch the turning gap closed. Thank goodness for my Easy Threading Needle.

The Flashing Scissors - Game Piece Bag

This morning Mitzy just had to help with the final photo-shoot! 

The Flashing Scissors - Game Piece Bag

The Flashing Scissors - Game Piece Bag
I was really pleased with the finish,
especially as my stitching matched up beautifully

Thank goodness Mitzy soon decided she had found a great new place for a rest and I was able to carry on with my photos! She's not allowed to lay on this tablecloth very often!

The Flashing scissors - Game Piece Bag

The Flashing Scissors - Game Piece Bag

I am so pleased with this bag and can certainly recommend it! It's just the right size for all the Rummikub tiles, and will work really well during a game as you can pull the cords a little tighter and a hand can go in and take a tile without anyone being able to see the tiles.


I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today, and that you will have a little time to pop over and visit these links, and see what is going on! They are all great fun, and there is a lot of amazing stitching to see!

Thank you to Cheryll, Patty and Amanda Jean for hosting your link ups!

Thank you for visiting everyone. I hope you will come back and visit again.
Happy stitching!

Barbara xxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara what a handy bag i think its a great idea to hold your game pieces,well done xx

Brigitte said...

Such a great little bag for games like Scrabble with lots of tiles. And you finished it perfectly, Barbara. I have to consider this idea when looking for a quick little gift.

Lin said...

Nice finish Barbara and useful too. xx

Pamela said...

Nice finish! Mitzy is very sweet!

Maria said...

What a great bag for holding gaming tiles... Love it...

Patty said...

Love the bag! I use mine for Rumikub too. Thanks for sharing as part of Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

Birthe Marie said...

This was a good idea and the bag you made is very nice. Thank you for sharing link to pattern on this game bag. The box for my rummy is broken and a bag like this is perfect.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Cute bag and a GREAT storage solution!!

Karen's Korner said...

A great idea for the game bag...pretty and practical - got to be happy with that.

Queeniepatch said...

A good ruler, with clear numbers and lines, and without cut corners is the quilter's best friend!
Great game bags!

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Hi Barbara thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I love this bag very useful and like you say a super idea to hold the game pieces.
I am going to check out those links now, have a lovely week.

Justine said...

What a great idea and beautifully made too!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's a great bag and beautifully made too.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

That's a clever bag - and a gorgeous kitty!

Astrids dragon said...

What a great bag, you made it look easy to make! I think Mitzy wants one for herself.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Mitzy was obviously taking her title of Quality Control Inspector seriously! Perhaps there needs to be a bigger bag created just for her?

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year, Barbara, I'm looking forward to following your making next year :) x