Thursday, 15 March 2012

Patchwork Bag

My foray into quilting has left me with a couple of spare quilt blocks. Unwilling to throw them out and unable to use them in my quilt, I had to think of something else to do with them. 

The obvious options were to turn them into either a cushion or a bag.

I really liked the idea of a bag, so set about making one.
 
I kept the design simple.
Always trying to learn new things, I decided to try my hand at a bit of hand quilting. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out and it makes me tempted to do at least some hand quilting on the finished quilt.

I love how it turned out. What do you think?
I thought about zip pockets on the inside,  but in the end just put in two small pockets. Its not that big a bag, it doesn't need lots of complicated pockets.

 I'm linking up with Creative Spaces today

17 comments :

  1. Looks great. I love your fabric too. Cx

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  2. You are a force to be reckoned with! Well done you - great thinking and a nice looking hand quilted bag too!

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  3. Oh my, it's looks great. I really love your fabric combination, it looks awesome!

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  4. I love it! Sometimes the simplest designs are often the best.
    It’s such a great way to use up your spare blocks and the hand quilting looks great.

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  5. They look awesome! Love the colours and fabrics. The hand-stitching looks beautiful and add a lovely detail to the bag.

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  6. That bag works really well. Hand quitting is so satisfying, I really enjoy it.

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  7. it looks amazing! the handquilting really adds a nice touch :D

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  8. Wow it looks awesome - so original. I bet no-one else will have anything like it :-)

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  9. Looks fabulous!!! I really like the hand stitching!!! A great little bag...

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  10. Great idea for these blocks - love the bag!! Your handstitching looks fab too!

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  11. I LOVE it! The lining is beautiful!!! and your handstitching is lovely...very neat.

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  12. I think the spare blocks have been shown off marvelously. What a great little bag.

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  13. Looks great, what a cool idea for blocks.

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  14. That's really beautiful, spotted that wave type block on flickr and was keen to try it. The vintage sheet lining really makes it special.

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  15. Hi Juliet, I've featured your Patchwork Bag today...
    Ten Fabulous Totes

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