This is the bag I made for Peg in our latest FIS (Friends in Stitching) swap. Our bags had to contain either needle-turn applique or stitchery AND a trim (frill, lace, ric rac etc).
I used a Simply Pretty Bag pattern by Threadbare Creations, substituting a stitchery block from Rosalie Quinlan's Little Patchwork Village for the pieced star block in the original.
The fabrics are a mix of Allspice Tapestry and Patisserie. I like to mix ranges up a bit sometimes.
The strips are all 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 inches wide so it's a good pattern for using up bits of leftover Jelly Rolls and Honey Buns.
I was lucky to find this button hiding in my 'shabby' button collection .. just about matches the ric-rac perfectly.
Looking forward to making another one soon ... it looked so nice hanging in my sewing room!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend .. Vicki, Sarah, Roseanne and I are meeting at Latrobe tomorrow. A visit to a quilt shop, lunch and some more bag reveals are on the agenda. Should be fun.