Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Patchwork Bag

Here is my latest project, now complete: a patchwork bag taken from this book and was featured in Popular Patchwork, June 2003 issue.

I used fabric from stash and it was a good opportunity to use some of the lovely FQ's that a cyber-sew-pal had kindly sent to me as part of a "swap" a good couple of years ago and they've been sat in my quilt fabric box all this time waiting for the right project! I teamed it with the navy/white stars fabric also sent to me from a pal.

The pattern was a bit fiddly to understand and I had to unpick two or three sections and at one point consult a sewing colleague to help work out one part (but I think I was being a bit dense at the time!). Not sure if I really like it but it does look better now I've stuffed with a towel and its not so "flat".

I'd hoped I'd really like it as I have some YUMMY fabric which I thought would be nice made up into some sort of "patchworky" bag:

(I just have to hope my FRIEND - she knows who she is! - isn't looking too hard as I might find myself having to find a replacement for the purple butterfly FQ - isn't it just YUMMY!?)

These were bought from the quilt club fabric sale about 18months ago and I decided its no good having all these super fabrics just sat all folded and neatly stacked and not DO anything!
As I am now resolved to add a little "colour" into my wardrobe, accessories would be a nice way to get used to the brightness - don't you think?

I may continue looking for further patchwork/bag ideas while I make my mind up on the current blue bag!


Wilda said...

GIRLFRIEND....that is the ugliest butterfly fabric I've ever seen....SEND TO ME IMMEDIATELY!
LUV the stars bag!

SewIknit2 said...

TRUST ME! this fabric is HIDEOUS! you'd HATE it .. ;-) (gulp) (looks for hiding place).

Jules said...

I'm SO in love with this bag!!!:)

SewIknit2 said...

Thanks Jules! its beginning to grow on me too.