Starflower (Side 1): This side was made using traditional quilt-piecing technique with scraps from previous projects.

Starflower (Side 1): This side was made using traditional quilt-piecing technique with scraps from previous projects. Click to enlarge.

A Circle of Geese (Side 2): This was made using a paper-piecing technique with the same fabric scraps from Side 1 plus four additional fabrics.

A Circle of Geese (Side 2): This side was made using paper-piecing technique with the same fabric scraps from Side 1 plus four additional fabrics. Click to enlarge.

This bag was made for our good friend Diana Abraham to hold her personal items when she goes on cruises. Like Gerry’s bag, this one is padded with fusible fleece interfacing for shape and support. Since it’s unlikely anyone would ever see both sides of this bag at the same time, I decided to make different quilt blocks for each side. I let Diana choose the designs she liked. A Circle of Geese (Side 2) forced me to try a quilting technique named paper-piecing that I hadn’t tried before. I found paper-piecing to be more time-consuming than traditional quilt-piecing technique, but I can appreciate that some designs may be easier to produce or easier to reproduce reliably with paper-piecing. Diana’s favorite color is turquoise. Luckily, many colors look great against turquoise, so this gave me a lot of leeway in finding suitable fabric scraps for these designs.

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