Pyramid Purse

My techie son Jared has been after me for quite a while to learn to make video tutorials. I kept putting it off, mainly because I thought the learning curve would be rather high and I would need to set a good chunk of time aside to learn. As usual, he was right, and I was wrong.

The two little tutorials I’ve made to date are far from being perfect. I obviously need to perfect this. But I can tell with a little practice this is going to be great. And I think it is actually easier to show something through a video than with photographs. This way I can share the whole process.

So I am excited about learning how to make these little videos, and hope to be able to share more in future. For now, though, please bear with my imperfections. I hope to get it better next time.

And I do hope you will enjoy learning how to make this little purse!

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  1. Posted June 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    I am your new follower
    I came across your blog on SITS girls.
    Nice job, I must say! |Keep up the good work!
    Do visit my blog too and follow it if you like it.

    Posted June 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Cute purse and very clear directions. Thank you.

  3. Posted June 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Cool! I’m glad you took the plunge and did a video! My husband did a crash course in making some videos over Memorial Day weekend, and it was great to just get the first ones made, and know that it will be such a new dimension for our work. I love the pyramid shape of this purse!

  4. Dorothy Atkinson
    Posted July 2, 2011 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Angie I can’t believe it. You do have your own site. I found it when I was visiting my most favourite site which is EQ. Of course you will be up there with EQ. The reason I am writing is to thank you so much for your wonderful book Applique Drawing. I have used EQ since the very beginning but really didn’t understand a lot of the things that I was doing. I just can’t believe how much I have learned from you in this book. Never did I think I would draw a horse and it would look like a horse. I am on page 168 the last page of instruction for the Wreathmaker. I stopped part way through the book and did a review of the lessons. Having completed it now twice I am going to start the chapter “Putting it All Together” in Chapter 5. I have always had fun with EQ but because if disabilities I can no longer make large articles so am hoping to start making small articles. I won’t let myself go to my sewingroom until I have finished the book. I wish now that you had another book on Applique coming up. I guess the only part that I can’t figure out is when you are using wreathmaker how you figure out the numbers needed. I usually use trial and error until I get them correct and the wreath is usuable, but, I have wondered if there is a rule of thumb that can be used to figure out the numbers needed when you start a new wreath, rather than trial and error. I am so happy to be a member of your group, well, really in 4 or 5 days as I just signed up to become a member tonight. Well, off to finish my last page of the Wreathmaker. Best Wishes, Dorothy.

    • Posted July 2, 2011 at 9:20 am | Permalink

      Wow, Dorothy. You have no idea of how thrilling it is for me to hear of another quilter learning to draw appliqué through my book. I myself started drawing only recently, so know how exciting it is to discover these hidden talents in oneself. As to your question regarding the use of the Wreathmaker, I’m afraid I’m not very mathematically minded, so also use the trial and error method. For me, it pretty much depends on how it hits me visually. I do play around with the settings to resize the motif(s) I start with for my wreath, or play around with the number of repeats, because this does affect the way the final design looks. I think the keyword here is.. PLAY! 🙂

  5. Michelle
    Posted July 7, 2011 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad you decided to make this! You did a wonderful job and it’s easy to follow. I will be trying this after work today.