Donna, our good friend to this blog, commented on the August 1st posting:
Ann, Great post today! Diane G. Commented that I should make the rest into a tablecloth and that she is a quilter. I have made numerous tablecloths for my tables but for Mah Jongg I like something solid colored or I like the sound of the tiles hitting on my oak kitchen table. Diane would probably like to know that I took the quilted jacket I made (it never fit quite right in the arms) and deconstructed it to make a tote bag. The bag is deep and holds the pusher bag without it falling out. The jacket pocket formed a pocket on the back of the tote. Of course, it has my favorite bird on it, a puffin. My mah set even fits in the bag. Feel free to pass this on to Diane please or post however you like. Thanks for a fun blog! Donna
I love seeing the Mah Jongg card peeking out from the pocket! Mah Jongg people are so creative!!!
Donna, thanks for sharing! Fabulous example of “recycling”, creative (may I say genius?), great use of color. Love the mahj connection; so clever. This quilter is inspired. As for the tablecloth, I put a small print with low contrast or a solid in the center square – a fat quarter with 1″borders will work – with a printed 10″ border to make a 44″ square quilted tablecloth. I agree you have to consider how the tiles will look against the center square. Of course, if you like to hear the clickety-clack of the tile — the music of mah jongg– you have to have a hard table surface. Each home we play at has it’s own personality; all part of the allure of mahj. For our group, a new adventure every Tuesday. Ann, we all love this blog; thanks to you.
Diane – I agree with what you have said about Donna’s creativity (genius!) and would love to see one of your tablecloths. Lastly, thank you so much for your wonderful comment about the blog – I hope you know how much that means to me.
Great bag Donna, love those puffins! Love the up-cycling, something I do a lot, but not as creative as this!
Hi Tony – so nice of you to comment on Donna’s creativity!