You may remember my previous angst over Shirley the Cow!
Well I took the wise advise of my readers and turned both Shirleys into presents for my bovine-loving daughter!
‘Shirley the Cow’ Cushion is approx. 18″ x 15″. She is paper pieced & I ditch quilted the face and did a few rows of echo quilting in the background.
Doesn’t she look like she’s smiling!!!
‘Shirley the Cow’ Messenger Bag is approx. 14″ x 13.5″ x 4″. The cow panel was also paper pieced, but a few mistakes made this Shirley look like she’d had a stroke!
I used a stiff denim for the bag, layering it with wadding and muslin. I also used sew in Vilene with the duvet cover lining. To give the bag even more structure, I’ve put handbag mesh & feet into the base.
Only 1 needle was harmed in the making of this sturdy bag!!
So the Shirley saga is complete! I’m confident my daughter will enjoy these makes, but I won’t find out for sure until next Wednesday! I’ll keep you posted!