Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Word Scramble Solved... and a Finished computer bag

Remember these letters?

Last week I asked you, what do you think these letters spell?  They were not all shown on the pictures, so here they are:

B  D  E  G  G  H  I  I  N  N  N  N  O  O  O  T  T  U

Here is the first hint:  it's something in both of Canada's official languages. 

And because that wasn't enough for people to guess, here is another hint:  four words.  Two in each language.  And as Allison commented, it is most definitely one of those things will be very obvious as soon as I tell you.

I promise I will solve this by the end of the post, but before I do, I have a finish to share.

My niece hinted that she wanted a bag to carry her computer to school.  Well, it wasn't just a hint.  She literally gave the measurements to her grandmother - my mom - to give to me, "in case I felt like making her a bag".  I'm telling ya...

But I love my niece so I was happy to oblige.

Here is the front....

...and here's the back.

I used the quilt as you go technique - becoming quite addicted to it.

She didn't want anything fancy, but I really wanted to add a pocket in case she needed to carry a battery pack or something...

And then I thought, well, what if she needs to carry a small thing, like a USB drive.   these things can get lost easily...  so a zipper I added.  Oh, what work that was!  Probably because I thought "I don't need to follow a pattern".  Anyway, it took a few tries, but I got it right.

Don't you just love that big letter print?  I just looked it up, it's called Letterpress in multi, from the Just My Type Collection by Patty Young for Michael Miller.

I am really loving this colour combo: Soft green, dusty rose, mauve, mustard yellow, with a hint of bright orange-y pink.

Still working on the word scramble?

B  D  E  G  G  H  I  I  N  N  N  N  O  O  O  T  T  U

How about another hint?  It is to go in the back of a quilt.  A bed quilt.  You know, a quilt that goes on a bed...  You know, the bed... the place where we... No, not that!  The other thing... 

OK, so now I need to insert another picture here so you don't see the solution right away.  I have shown these already, but I am showing them again to keep with the colour scheme.  I simply can't get enough of those colours!

Well, I promised I would give you the solution of the word scramble, but it's late here, and I am very tired, so...

Or, as we say in French...


Linking up to Lorna's Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilt.


  1. I love those little luggage tags...adorable! I love the your goodnight finish!

  2. That is such a cute idea for the back of a quilt. And your niece is one lucky girl.

  3. Awesome computer bag -- very lucky niece! Aha, of course, it's obvious now!

  4. Damn iPad, I wasn't done my comment. Love the idea of adding those words to the back of a quilt...it's like a big hug!

  5. Very nice. That quilt is going to be so pretty. I love pieced backs. They're interesting and it's like a little secret that most people won't ever know is there.

  6. Ah-ha! I would never have gotten this! I kept thinking of the word 'begin'. Love that bag and especially the little zipper pocket. It was totally worth the trouble! And I was admiring that large font text fabric myself.... I love it! Thanks for sharing a little word fun with us this week!

  7. I didn't get it! Thank you for telling us the words during this post! I love it. I love the luggage tags too! Great job and great post!

  8. J'adore les lettres et que c'est billingue! I was hopeless at the word scramble! The colours are great too!

  9. I knew that was the answer! No I didn't. Love the finished pouch.

  10. Your niece is very fortunate to have such a talented and kind aunt. The bag and luggage tags are both great.

  11. lovely bag and tags!
    Rhymes too :)

  12. Hi Dominique---the tags are such a great idea! I really need to make some of those! Your bag is really lovely, and I definitely was stumped on your little puzzle! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Would love for you to stop by and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!

    Fabric Frenzy Friday


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