Yay! I finally got to see Mamma Mia! What a fantastic film! It definitely lived up to all the publicity and to everyone's enthusiasm. It had everything! Abba music, beautiful scenery, colourful (and how) costumes and backdrops, Colin Firth (!), a great spirit, lots of laughs a few tears (from me - what a softie!) and a happy ending! Magic! I can't wait to see it again.
I didn't think I would be able to do it but your faith and encouragement spurred me on and........I did it! The mile a minute bag is finished! Just in time for the Festival of Quilts!
What do you think? This is the first bag I've ever made. If I tell you the blocks are approx. 4 inches square you will have a rough idea of the size. I had the option of backing it with Timtex but I chose to use a lightweight wadding type fabric for the interlining as it would be easier to sew (apparently). I think another time I would use a stiffer lining as it's very floppy. The actual lining is a lovely bright red from the fabric I dyed last week.
I am absolutely delighted (and exhausted!) to have completed this project in a week so I will be showing it off tomorrow ;o)). If you're going to the Festival of Quilts have a great time. I'll be back with lots of pics!!
Have you noticed there are a lot of exclamation marks in this post? I think I'm a bit excited!!!!!
PS Apologies to Gina for "borrowing" her Mamma Mia picture.