- posted 10 years ago
Let's face it. The month of February has been a lousy one here in the
middle of the country, as far as weather goes. I know other parts of
the country have been lousy, also. So what have you been working on? I
have been thinking about spring and getting out and roaming through
the woods and drawing/sketching the landscape, and decided I needed a
new carryall for all of the supplies that I use for such endeavors. I
am making a large 16" x 22" flat portable drawing board, and I needed
a larger bag to handle it. So I went to the stash of fabric, pulled
down 3 yards of black cotton duck canvas, and some red, white, and
blue fabric from the large stockpile that I use to make veterans
quilts of valor, and Ta-Da'. a rather large, quilted, 23" wide x 21"
tall x 3" deep shoulder bag, with quilted and padded strap, to lug the
board, sketch pads, pencils, and other impedimenta. This should stand
me in good stead while I stumble through the Poison Oak, looking for
that elusive, "just right" view. If nothing else, homeland security
won't question me because of my obviously patriotic bent. There are
two views of the bag. One closed and snapped shut with the brass
snaps, the other with the bag flap thrown back, showing the overall
pattern of Tumbling Blocks on the bag front. I though would be cool to
match the flap pattern to overlay the front pattern, and used the
snaps to anchor the flap to the front. This is what comes of long cold
snowy days in February, while waiting for spring.
Here you go.