While in a quilt shop with my mom, I found some adorable fabric that I had to have. I passed it up, but my mom took down the name – Hartfield by Barbara Brackman – would you believe it turned out to be named after the Hartfield – home of Emma Woodhouse? How, in hundreds of bolts, did I become attached to the Jane Austen era reproduction fabric? Just luck, I guess (or maybe I’ve watched the movies so many times I can spot it unknowingly?). Well, my mom, being so sweet, bought me the Hartfield Jelly Roll and two yards of the purple “Longbourne” (that I found at the quilt shop). It has been sitting on my shelf for over a month, just begging to be used. So, this weekend, inspired, I cut it up and made myself a new purse! It is lined with the Longbourne, has three pockets, and is fully reversible, with three pockets on the inside. Not wanting to waste a scrap, I made a business card holder, checkbook cover, and mini/traveling knitting roll as well – out of nine strips, meaning I still have thirty-one left!
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Now for the question, do you think this would make a good diaper bag/large purse to add to our shop? Would it be better in a bigger or smaller size? Every one would be unique.
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