Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sunbonnet sue multipurpose pouch

I brought this project back to my home town and thinking that I was able to complete it on time. I was wrong, I just got to complete it today <*shame but I have a good reason for slowing down, again, my neck problems. I have been working very hard to complete my projects and some orders this two years, it is actually not good for my health. Long hours looking down stitching the projects has cause injury to my neck. I started to feel dizziness and my hands and legs feel like electrified when i look up. I was very worry and immediately sick help at one of the hospitals in Shanghai. After the X-ray, I totally understand the big problem at my neck. Currently I am going through few sessions of therapy to adjust the neck bones and muscles back. I feel blessed because I detected this problem earlier because problem like this could end up very serious injury if not treated properly. So for those craft addicts like me, please make sure you do stretching and relax every 30 minutes, avoid long posture.


Slowly, I tried to stitch the pieces for the background and applique of Sunbonnet Sue. Next, the basting took place followed by the quilting. Then stitch the two sides together to make it an oval shape.


About to complete soon. It has been raining for almost 4 days in Shanghai, so cold.....

I need to stitch the bottom of my pouch. It is important to adjust the bottom to fit nicely to body of the pouch, so use any many needles to pin it as you can.

Everybody can make a bag, the only difference is the how a person take good care of every single detail. When 'shaping' the bag, pinning up every pieces carefully is important or your bag will look clumsy.

oops, it's almost 11pm, got to sleep now.


I didn't touch the pouch for the past few days. Today, I managed to bias straped the bottom and the top only. I need to avoid looking down until my neck problem recovers.

Finally, I finished this one already !!! YEAH !!!!! Though a bit slow, I am still very happy to see the result. Oh, I found that the back is too plain, so i added something myself :p

Back view

inner view

Now i can relax and eat already.


ds handmade said...

superb, awesome and also painstaking. congratulations.

ds handmade said...

dear "story quilt". I loved your handiworks and decided to follow up. see you at my blogs also.

Story Quilt said...

Hi, ds Handmade.

Welcome and thank you very much for your comments. So glad you pay a visit to my site. From now on, let's follow each other's blog. Good things are meant for sharing right ? ^^

ds handmade said...

Hello again. I loved your sue pouch. I've noticed that I haven't given the short cuts of my sites. Here :

I haven't finished the english version of my site yet. but so far, you can use the translator-short cut buttons on my site. hugs and kisses.

Story Quilt said...

Hi, DS handmade. Thanks for your information. I managed to find your blog address and added it to my blog already. I will use the tranlate page for sure.

It's Sunday morning in Shanghai. Me and my husband will go out for a little walk since the weather is good today.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ^^

Hugs & kisses.

My 1st Bambina ! said...

This is a beautiful bag !!! I'm just venturing into patchwork/quilting/applique and I'm loving it !!!

endah lestari said...

Dear Story Quilt, I loved your works. I'll try to make one this multipurpose pouch if you don't mine. I add your blog and follow it too. I hope you could visit my blog too. I am living in Jakarta, Indonesia.