Sow’s Ear Challenge Finished

 

From this…

Sows Ear Vintage Fabric
Sows Ear Vintage Fabric

 

To this!

Sows Ear Purse
Sows Ear Purse

The three pieces of thrifted fabric from the Sow’s Ear Challenge plus a solid green resulted in this easy to piece bag. I used Peltex, a heavyweight firm stabilizer and did a little free motion quilting around the flowers and some straight line quilting on the solid base. I interfaced the handles to give prevent them from stretching. The pockets are made up of one long rectangle folded in half and topstitched.

I still have a little of the blue floral print and 1 entire pink/green pillow sham that I haven’t taken apart and 1 side of the one I did use. I will make another bag featuring the pink/orange/green fabric on the outside and incorporate the ruffle too. The exact design will be dictated by the amount of fabric I have leftover.

Sows Ear Purse Interior
Sows Ear Purse Interior

I like the firmness that the Peltex stabilizer provides, it has more body than just a regular quilt batting would give to the project.