Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cooler/ Cooker and Napper Bags

Yesterday was our August Dixie Diva meeting, and I taught the Diva's how to make the Cooler/Cooker bags.

Ricci, Verny, Jan, Melissa
Or if your are Ricci, they are now called the Cooler/ Cooker and Napper bags.
She also thought they could be used as mini bean bag chairs for small pets.

Ricci ordered in a lot of beans. Holy Cow! The two boxes next to the wall were filled with polystyrean beads also.
I see many cooler/cooker bags in the Diva's future.

Working away in Ricci's beautiful sewing room.

Filling the bags is a two woman effort.
The Diva's were impressed with my high-tech funnel.

That Ricci always comes up with a fun pose to make us laugh.
Kind of Peter-Panish don't you think?
One of the things that we can always count on is a lot of laughter within our group.
We love being together.

Jan K. wins the award for the most dedicated Diva. She had surgery on her hand just the day before, and yet she still attended our meeting.

Ouch. Carpel tunnel but they had to remove part of the bone.
She said she was still happy because the block hadn't worn off yet.

Margaret brought Show and Tell.
She wanted the Diva's opinion on selecting a border fabric.

The design is the Block of the Month "Tonga Nature" from Wing and a Prayer.


Melissa has a finish.


It's always fun to go home with a finished project.
Good job Diva's!

I loved every bag, but especially Ricci's because it was made out of a Kaffe mid-weight, with a Millefiori pattern in lime green.
You know how I love those Kaffe's.
And Millefiori.
And lime green.

11 comments:

Carol said...

What a fun day! Good friends and sewing...PERFECT!

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, so fun to be together and be turning out such pretty things. :) I enjoy seeing what you are making.

Kim Walus said...

I can see why Ricci would want to use her's as a napper bag with that gorgeous fabric she picked I'd want to see it and use it everyday of the week. What fun you all had!!! Thanks for always sharing such fun things with us. I LOVE it!!!

Material Mary said...

What a fun time you all had. Love the cooker bags and the show and tell.
Mary

Rae Ann said...

RICCI IS A NUT!
WELL WISHES TO JAN!
BEAUTIFUL QUILT MARGARET!
FABULOUS FINISH MELISSA!
GREAT JOB DIVA'S...
AND THE COOKER COOLER BAGS LIVE ON!
HUGS NEDRA!

SewCalGal said...

What fun. Great Quilt Divas, even with a broken wing diva. Certainly looks like a fun time.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

John'aLee said...

You guys look like you are having way too much fun!

Jan Marie said...

Nedra that looks so fun. I want to take that class and go home with a finish.

Truffle queen said...

I LOVE those bags! I want to make some too! WAIT - is the Melissa in the photos the same Melissa I knew in St. Charles, IL?!! I can't wait to hear!

Janet said...

What fun but I think I missed something, what's a cooler cooker bag? More importantly, do I need one, lol.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Great pics. I love Ricci.