Friday, November 9, 2012

UR Priceless - Finally!

Finally, my day is here to share with you my version of the coin purse from the UR Priceless Blog Hop.  Thanks Madam Samm and Kathleen, for hosting this really fun hop.  I just adore the coin purses I have seen so far.

And, inspite of its flaws, I do love mine even more!

Mine had a nice little learning curve but it was really pretty easy to do.  Once the lightening bolt hit me, I was on a roll!


 I tested several types of threads for fastening the fabric to the frame before I hit on something that would work.  I am sure there is something better than what I ultimately used, which was hand quilting thread.  It needs to be strong enough to withstand the pulling but thin enough to go through the holes in the frame.

You can see my learning curve quite nicely!  I used stitches that were a tad too large on this side.  But I do learn quickly so by the time I got to the other side, I was rolling!

You can see it was much smoother and nicer.

I had chosen a silver frame, thinking it would be of interest to my dear daughter Carrie, who only likes silver stuff.  But I received a lukewarm reception when I excitedly showed it to her the other day.

Hmmmm..........it can just live with me for the rest of its days then!

Check out the rest of today's Priceless people at:

Day 5 - Nov. 9th

Polka Dot Classic
Geta's Quilting Studio
Busy Bee Free
Briarside Lane
Quilts and Dogs
Blueberrymoon
Debbie R
suebee's World
Englating
Les passions de Cliodana
Colorpoint Quilter
On the Go Quilting
Personalized Sketchesand Sentiments
Freemotion by the River
grannygoodstuff
Scrapbook-ChickADoodle



69 comments:

  1. Love your little coin purse! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I think your coin purse is just darling. I like the fabric choices.

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  3. It looks very pretty in that fabric. I used perle cotton for the hand stitching part.

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  4. wow--the grey and turquoise is a nice pairing! I'd be happy if my daughter didn't adore it--it's a keeper!!

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  5. Love these colours - well done on improving on side 2 too!

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  6. Great purse! I love your fabric choice.

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  7. Nice job. Love the fabric you chose.

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  8. It would not have received a lukewarm response from me - I love it! My daughters are the same...you never know what their tastes are going to be. :) blessings, marlene

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  9. What a sweet little purse! I love the colors!

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  10. Love the colors and is just perfect!
    Thanks for sharing

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  11. Fabulous purse - I love the blue lining!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  12. well my dear I believe yours is PRICELESS enjoy your first...it is lovely

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  13. I sometimes get those lukewarm responses, too...I never know what they will like. Lucky you that the sweet little purse is all yours!

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  14. I love the fabric you chose for your little purse! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the little pouch!!

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  15. You did a great job! AND your daughter's loss is YOUR gain! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Cute cute cute! I just love the colors.

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  17. Your purse turned out great. And you're right, it is a learning curve. I've made quite a few of these now and I'm still learning the best way to attach that frame.

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  18. Sorry Carrie was not as smitten as the rest of us with your coin purse.
    The fabrics are just lovely, too.

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  19. I like it and you like it! So, now you get to keep it! That's even better! Good job!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  20. Your little purse is adorable! I'm surprised at the cool reception from your daughter. Oh, well, I'm sure you will enjoy it!

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  21. I think you did a great job! Kids can be so unpredictable you never know if they will like your hard work or not so just enjoy it, you deserve it.

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  22. You did a lovely job -- I think we all had a bit of a learning curve to overcome! Hasn't this been such fun?!? :)

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  23. Fantastic fabric choice and the silver frame is perfect! Enjoy! :)

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  24. Foolish girl - wonderful little purse. Judy C

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  25. I love it! The fabrics are perfect and flaws, who in the world would notice! Many of us had trouble with the thread.

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  26. I think you did a great job on your coin purse and many of us dealt with similar problems. I am sorry your daughter wasn't as excited as you were but you've got a great little purse for yourself. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I'm a Carrie that like your little purse very much. I love you choice of fabrics.

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  28. Had similare trouble with my frame- stitches way too big on the inside! (First time making purses too- will keep doing so as I love the pattern and sewing the handles on makes for great busy work during tv time)

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  29. Cute little purse. I sometimes experience the same things with my daughters, so I chalk it up to "generation gap," and now I don't do anything for them without consulting them first. This way, I'm not disappointed. If I'm excited about something, I confide in my sisters or a friend who shares my interests. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  30. I think it is cute. I'd keep it too.

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  31. Hi!!! It is very pretty!!! Love the silvery color!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  32. What do young people know. She will appreciate it more latter, I think it is pretty and useable. Great job.

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  33. Love the gray with blue. Pretty fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Very lovely, and the silver thread is very nice!

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  35. looks beautiful. Love the silver and blue.

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  36. Love the bright blue inside! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I think it turned out beautifully! Kids!!!

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  38. Rosemary B here:
    Oh I love the fabric, just beautiful and inside with the blue, LOVELY
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  39. lol. What does she know? ;) Funny. You're nice, I didn't want to give any of mine away. It turned out great. You are also brave, I didn't show the insides of mine. :)

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  40. Now I like that idea - the sweet thing living with you. It's way to adorable to be with anyone who doesn't think it's the cutest thing - even if it just lives on a disply shelf! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Your purse is sew lovely. I love the color that you have chosen
    Thanks for sharing

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  43. I have never heard of Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, so it's off to search for a picture.

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  44. Love the outside fabric you chose to make this sweet little purse with! I had my own learning curve,but am loving them just the same :)

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  45. Great fabrics for your purse. I love the grey/turquoise combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. I love your purse especially the colors. Daughters can be critical I know I have one.

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  47. One of my favorite color combinations....Bright blue and grey. Sweet purses.

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  48. This is really cute and I know what you mean about the learning curve! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

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  49. very sweet - good for you for keeping with it!

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  50. I think your daughter must have been looking the other way, it's gorgeous!!

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  51. Cute little coin purses!

    Hosting a purse frame giveaway on my blog....

    http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

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  52. It is really cute! thanks for sharing!

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  53. Love that bright blue lining. Thank you.

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  54. Those colours really pop together to make an adorable coin purse. Love it! I know what you mean about the learning curve these come with ;o)... looks like you totally got the hang of it.

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

    UR Priceless!

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  55. What a lovely one. Great job. Thanks for sharing

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  56. I think you lucked out. Now you get to keep that pretty coin purse for yourself!

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  57. Pretty blue and gray fabrics for your pretty purse :o) I loved doing these and the other ideas for their use...like using it for a sewing kit to have handy on road trips :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am home from visiting our first little grandbaby! Wish I could have stayed longer! But I am trying now to catch up with all the wonderful posts on this blog hop. Still on Day 5 with my visits!

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