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Monday, June 20, 2011

My bag

Someone asked about the "uninvited guest" at our community day on Saturday - yep it was a real bug!  I have no idea what kind it is; it had been sitting on someone's bag for a long time and I was afraid if I got too close it would fly up and "get" me.  Soon as I took the last photo, it flew away.

Jackie taught a bag-making class at our Bee a couple months ago and I'll show you mine.  I chose these three fabrics for three different reasons:  the piece on the left was pretty, the piece in the middle was a piece that'd go with anything, the piece on the right was ugly, for the inside.

In a nutshell I sewed the upper and lower fabrics together and fused the lining material to it...

Cut-outs so the bottom will sit flat, sew forth and sew on...

A few random width pockets on the inside... 

Ties for the end...

Here you go!
It would have been perfect if I hadn't twisted one of the straps, but who's gonna know?  I want to make a fabric button as soon as I pick up the right size shell for it. 

Someone asked to see a close-up of a block in my wickedly easy quilt, this is basically what all the blocks look like.  See the green strip?  In one block it's turned horizontal next block it's turned vertical and so forth. The blocks are made from 4-1/2" and 2-1/2" strips - check out the free pattern at http://www.byannie.com/.  One thing I noticed about this pattern - the fabric makes the quilt!  In a couple months I'll show you the finished product.

Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. That is so cute! I would never have thought the three fabrics you chose would have looked so great together. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Can't make a bag any simpler - now I thought I was the only one to twist bag handles - LOL! I have bothe the Wicked Easy and WIckedly Easy - but it is the fabrics/colors that make these patterns work - love yours.

  3. Thanks for the close up of your Wickedly Easy quilt. I am so amazed at how it looks so complex from a distance, but up close one realizes it is actually more simple. I love those kind of quilts!! They make me feel so smart!!



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