Friday, February 14, 2014

Le Challenge - The Rising Sun

The Le Challenge theme this month is "the rising sun".  I love this challenge because it can be any craft project just so long as its finished and well.......it is just so challenging!
 
This month I had a few goals.  I wanted to do something non-quilty, make something functional, and use a sample fat eighth of orange ombre fabric. 


I decided to make a small, simple bag for my recharger cords.  I hate to just throw the loose cords into my bag for the iPad, cell phone, camera, and iPod.  So now, I can put all the cords into this little bag and know where they are at.
 
I thought it needed something extra and had planned to embroider a sun on the front panel.  But since the theme is the rising sun, I decided to do some sashiko-inspired lines of sewing on both sides.

 



This simple bag took about an hour to make, which included time to watch the Olympics and to eat a pop tart.
 
Next month's theme will be announced tomorrow and I hope that you are able to join us.  It is always so interesting to see how others interpret the monthly theme. 
 
Lately, I have been enjoying my project from the last challenge theme - precious.
 
Happy Valentine's Day
 
Linking today to Le Challenge and to Whoop Whoop Fridays.

10 comments:

  1. Just the right color and very functional! Great idea!

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  2. The colour really sings! Good solution for all those leads we accumulate but can never find!

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  3. Love the simplicity of the bag,, such a great entry! Thanks for sharing on le challenge!

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  4. Your fabric is just perfect choice for the theme and I like the hand stitching addition.

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  5. That fabric is a lovely colour...just like the rising sun.

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  6. Both your projects are lovely :)

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  7. I love how simple and yet perfect it is. The hand stitching is great!

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  8. I love the colour and the stitching adds a great extra touch :-)

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  9. I know! Sometimes we quilters just need a quick fix at the sewing machine to make something fast and fabulous- you did!

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  10. I have been meaning to make some bags like that to put my vintage sewing machine pedals in when I pack them away, so they pedals don't scratch the gorgeous machines. I haven't found the time yet, but I will soon. Your valentine heart is luscious tooo!

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