The widower of a regular customer contacted me one day & asked me to make a special gift for the new lady in his life. He wanted a small bag that she could wear while dancing and into which she could pop her dance notes (they are both keen scottish dancers).
The brief was that it should be heart shaped and able to hold an A4 piece of paper after it had been folded about 3 times. He also wanted quilted hearts and her initial – ‘P’
The concentric hearts weren’t a problem. The initial took a little longer to work out.
a ‘P’ that turned into a ‘D’
Finally! The hearts & P joined.
With the design finalised I got to work with the quilting.
Quilted concentric hearts
Quilted dance bag with initial P. Shown from the wrong side!
Can you spot my deliberate mistake? All was not lost! I quickly re-wired my brain to work back-to-front and tried again.
Dance bag with quilted concentric hearts
Dance bag with initial ‘P’
Heart shaped clasp
With the addition of an adjustable (& detachable) strap held on with beautiful heart shaped clasps and magnets to hold it closed, I think the lovely ‘P’ had a rather lovely bag.