Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wine Snuggie

My cousin and his fiancé had an engagement party last weekend, and I wasn't sure what to do about a gift. I wanted to make something that was small (I didn't have time for something large anyway!), and I wanted it to be something they used.

So I decided on a wine carrier since I know she likes fancy drinks and goes over to her friends' houses often to socialize. I've never made one before so I just winged it without a pattern (as usual)! It I have to say, it was pretty simple. I think the hardest part was figuring out where to put the handle. 

Since they are young and hip, I went with a modern-looking colors combo...I've been trying to be brave with color. I decided on Kona cotton steel for the main part, along with white, orange, and ice Frappe. I had the darker greenish color in my stash already so I'm not sure what color it was. 

I decided on some straight line quilting and just changed direction. I used aurifil 50w thread - grey (#2605) on the kona steel and then just white on the rest of it.

At first I was going to do a round bottom, but I ran out of time. So, I went with a straight bottom. 

I actually kind of like the way that the bottom came out. It looks like a wine bottle snuggie!

Overall, I'm VERY happy at the way this turned out! I love its modern clean look!

In hind-site, I realized two things. One - I wish I would have chosen LSU colors (purple and yellow). They are both LSU alumni (like myself) and love LSU stuff. Doh! Two - I think a vertical strip of color would work better on this design rather than a horizontal because the left and the right side didn't quite match up in the back (but you don't get to see that!). 

I'd definitely make one of these again! I've actually had requests from some friends for one.

Until later, happy sewing!

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