At Spring Market, I was walking the aisles and I came across this bag by Kenziemac.com!! SO CUTE!!! I had to make that bag! I love that it's quilted, and the jute webbing!
This pattern of theirs, is going to be coming-out soon. Because I got it at market, you may not find it available yet.
I had a stack of fabrics I wanted to play with ready to go...Next I added in some fun solids and muslin...
I love stripes!!
After I made some sections of fabric, I thought, gosh, those are adorable...
what if I made them into a entire quilt! ( squirrel! )
But no, I stuck to my plan... I want that bag! ;-)
I laid the webbing over my sections and I really like the affect for the handles.
So I cut my bag shapes...
And my bag linings...
Then I took it outside to hand quilt... Yes, I could have put them on my JUKI... But it's way more fun to take your sewing outdoors! Besides, the big stitches in BLUE from my Aurifil 12wt thread set, Traditions Made Modern looks SOOOO good on it! THIS SET IS ON SALE!! GO SEE!
Now to start quilting on the second half!
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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate hearing them! It does help when blogging to have the conversations. I love hearing your thoughts.
I have that box of threads and I was thinking that it would be fun to do some handquilting in the summer outside and here you are doing just that. I love the bag too.ReplyDelete
Come on over Leanne... let's hand quilt! ;-)Delete
I love to do hand quilting outside, it's even more relaxing than inside! Great colours and fabrics for the bag!ReplyDelete
It's so much fun! Now if I had 10 pals over to hand quilt with me...and a catered lunch! haha! Perfect day!Delete
This is going to be a lovely bag. I agree quilting outside, weather permitting, is relaxing, but I don't think I've ever seen someone hand-quilting without a ring before. Do you always hand-quilt without one?ReplyDelete
I never use a hoop...I can't do it... I learned young to quilt this way and some habits are hard to break. ;-) I can only quilt i my lap this way.. big and small quilts... But I do baste everything...and mark my quilt.Delete
Beautiful quilting, love the coloursReplyDelete
Thank you!! I just love it...Delete
Beautiful made fabric for the bag. My desire is to take one of your classes one day. I love your made fabrics.ReplyDelete
I hope we do! Anyone named Bea, scores in my book... hehe! (my Daughter's name) ;-)Delete
Very cute bag. Can't wait to see it all seen up!ReplyDelete
Me too! I want it fo my Texas trip so I better get a move on!Delete
So pretty. Love the use of the webbing. I would have never thought to use it in a bag.ReplyDelete
I agree! I love that for the handle! So clever they are! most of their patterns use webbing.Delete
Love the quilting and the toile fabric! I sat outside on Saturday afternoon and sewed on a binding with friends at a retreat in New Hampshire. Lovely day!ReplyDelete
I have been to Lily's Quilts and entered already. I saw her post before I saw yours. I love your collection of threads.ReplyDelete
Love the touch hand quilting adds to this bag. And the fabric selections are so cute. Working hard to get this confident with color!ReplyDelete
Love the bag. when i either do hand work or cross stitch, i likewise, can not use a frame. for some reason my hands tighten up, it's easier to control the tension without a frame.ReplyDelete
Your bag will be splendid, impressed that you're hand-quilting it.ReplyDelete
(I must add more toile prints to my stash! )
Great fabric choices Victoria (um, it would look sooo good as a quilt too!!). The hand quilting is really going to make this bag. Do you know if your Aurifil selection is available outside the USA (say, Australia)? Not sure what postage costs would be.ReplyDelete
Nothing looks better than hand quilting. Creates just the perfect texture.ReplyDelete
Haven't had success making bags to date (the durn pieces have to actually fit together!), but this looks manageable .... and adorable. May have to give it a try.ReplyDelete