Saturday, 29 May 2010

A Bag for Peg


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.

26 comments:

  1. All those strips look so great , and your stitching is scarily straight !!!

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  2. Simply lovely, Christine and I'm certain that the recipient will be thrilled.

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  3. absolutely gorgeous Christine well done,bet Peg is delighted,have great day out tomorrow,cheers Vickie

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  4. Cute, cute bag. And I like all the quilting. It makes it look nice and sturdy!

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  5. Just simply sweet! Love everything about it!

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  6. What a beautiful bag, I love the fabrics you've chosen.

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  7. Beautiful bag and beautifully made! I am sure she will love it!

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  8. I am sure your swap partner will love the bag. I know I would. I just gave away all the Fig Tree fabrics I had left. I should have made a bag with them.

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  9. I love my bag so much....the fabric, the ric rac, the button, the stitchery, the design is just all perfect.....thank you so much again Christine...have the best day tomorrow....Peg xx

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  10. Beautiful, Christine - so inspiring!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  11. This bag is so cute. Lucky Peg having it. A quilting lady never gets too many bags :)

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  12. That is a beautiful bag Christine and how lucky to find that button!

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  13. Christine,

    That bag is absolutely darling.

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  14. Looks just gorgeous, Christine! Lovely day out with the girls at Latrobe, though I am sooooooo pleased I asked for a half serve of pancakes for dessert!

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  15. Oh, you've made a perfect bag! I love it's shape, colors and stitching is wonderful!!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  16. Such a pretty bag, I really like the fabrics you used, and the stitchery is adorable!

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  17. I am sure Peg will love it and get a lot of enjoyment from it, would of been tempting to keep it for yourself, you will have to make another one!!

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  18. Lots of very pretty fabric. The stitching looks nice with it.

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  19. Christine, that bag is utterly adorable! I love the way you quilted it - must remember that for my own jelly roll / honey bun projects.

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  20. Your stitching is fantastic Christine. And the bag is lovely. I really love straight line quilting on bags like this.

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  21. So pretty! Love your fabric choices and sweet stitchery.

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  22. It´s a very pretty bag you had done :)
    as always great work..

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine