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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sidetracked briefly

Yes, I know I'm supposed to be working on my Winding Ways quilt, but things sometimes pop up unexpectedly. ;) In this case, I happened to see an adorable pattern online yesterday and just couldn't resist. You see, my little granddaughter is about to start preschool later this month, and every little girl needs a backpack for her papers, her quilt, and whatever else needs to travel with her to school, doesn't she? So when I saw this pattern (Kwiksew #3687), I knew I had to get busy. 

The first challenge was finding the pattern in town, but our local Hancock's had it in stock, so off I went to pick it up and find fabrics. Gabriella likes lots of colors, but one of her favorites is pink, so I decided on pink denim (blue denim just seemed so blah!) and then found a lining with little mice in tutus! This was good, since Gabriella is taking dance lessons these days. :) The lining fabric is shown in front of the backpack in the photo.

Yesterday I washed, dried and pressed the fabrics and then cut out all the pieces. This backpack went together much more quickly than I'd thought it would; I finished it just before lunchtime today! What do you think?


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