Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ort Bag is Finished!!!!!! and WIP

Today has been a very good day!!!  I finished Rhonda's Ort Bag and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.....I hope she is too.  I changed the finishing a little bit from what the designer called for but only because I have ways of doing things that I know work for me and I really didn't want to try anything new with something this major.  I've taken pictures so you can see the process I went thru to construct this beautiful bag.  
First I separated the cross stitched panels and xeroxed one of them to get a template for the Pellon.

I then ironed on the Pellon on the lining pieces as well as the cross stitches pieces.

I then basted the edges around to the back on all 8 pieces and then pressed them to get nice sharp edges on all pieces.

Here you see all the pieces with the lining sewn unto the backs of all the cross stitched pieces as well as the bottom piece.

I started by stitching the bottom of all the pieces unto the square bottom piece.  After that, all the sides were stitched together on the outside.

Here you can see the finished piece with the twisted braid woven thru the loops.  

As you can see, by stitching it together on the outside as the designer said to do, you really have a nice crisp edge on the bag.  I'm going to make one of these for my daughter, Jenn, but make it with Mirabilia patterns which she loves.  I'm thinking of the petite designs she has of the flower girls....still working on that idea and hope to have one started by fall.
Well now that I've finished this it's on to something new.  I'm thinking of a BBD design since I have their new book or maybe an Easter design.  Decisions.....decisions.....
I hope all of you are having a great week and that all your stitches lay perfectly.
Blessings as always,
Barbara
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Edited to include my WIPocalypse for March.  Not much done on the Fallen Roses but I have finished other ones on my list which can be found under the page above.  Thank you

37 comments:

milly said...

Hello

Just stopped by your blog.

That is so beautiful the stitching and the finishing. Congrats on your stunning finish!

Redrodi56 said...

WOW! What else can I say??? This looks fabulous! Your work is absolute perfection - Rhonda is very lucky to have found you and your talent ;-)

Carol said...

What a masterpiece, Barbara!! I know Rhonda will fall in love with it...

Have fun looking through your stash for your next creation :)

Ranae said...

Your ort bag finish is amazing
it's so beautiful
I love it!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Your bag looks awesome! I don't blame you for doing it the way you are most comfortable. That's a lot of work there! It turned out great.

Lesley said...

Wow. That is gorgeous.Congratulations on your finish.

Cath said...

Wow , what a wonderful finish . I am stunned ,it is so beautiful .XX

Faith... said...

It is beautiful! Congrats on your finish.

Krista said...

Sooooo beautiful! I really admire your finishing, you make it seem so easy! :)

Michele said...

Absolutely gorgeous Barbara! You did a fantastic job.

Annette-California said...

Your beautiful, gorgeous purse belongs in a museum. WOOOOW! I love it. Congrats on a fantastic finish.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Barbara:
Gorgeous! The work you did is
remarkable. I like the finish, too.
Hugs,
Susan

Catherine said...

What a simply stunning project!!
Will be watching to see what your next project will be!

Patty C. said...

I just love it!

Nan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Hillery said...

WOW!! What an amazing project. It's just beautiful.

Deborah said...

Simply beautiful!

Heather said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!

Karen said...

What a beautiful finish! So pretty...

Kathy A. said...

Wow, that is absolutely stunning! What an incredible stitch and finish. I am seriously impressed.

Barb said...

That ort bag is just adorable!

Thoeria said...

What a gorgeous finish! And you make it look deceptively easy!

Lee said...

That is just delightful and you made the finishing look so easy. well done

Tatkis said...

Wow, such a cute and beautiful ort bag! Great work!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Rita said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

That's gorgeous, Barbara!! I love the idea of that little bag, and you made finishing look so simple. BTW, I haven't been able to get in to either of your shops since they were moved to the other side of the blog....is anyone else having this problem?

Bekca said...

Wow, this is a stunning finish. I can't wait to see what you'll be working on next.
Best wishes.

Teresa said...

Just lovely. You did a wonderful job.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mouse said...

ohhhh that's simply gorgeous and love the wee tutorial you've given as well :) and have you decided what to do next then ??? love mouse xxxxx

Veronica said...

I'm amazed at how perfect your finishing is. Gorgeous!

Hugs,
Veronica.

butterfly said...

Fantastic Barbara, What a great bag, I could never give that one away I would have to keep it myself.
Well done and thank you for sharing.

Terri said...

Wow, the ort bag turned out wonderfully! Makes me want to get mine out and put it together.

Simple Pleasure said...

Barbara
This finish is breathtaking...almost too beautiful to use! Assembling, using a method you were most comfortable with, certainly served you well.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Lynn said...

Both the stitching and the finishing on this piece are gorgeous Barbara!
Well done!

Andrea said...

An amazing finish Barbara.

Mireille said...

Very very special, so beautiful.
Congratulations.

Mireille

Mangogirl said...

wow what a gorgeous finish :D