Thursday, June 28, 2012

QAYG patchwork bag {a la 1/4 inch mark}

So, I made yet another bag.


After seeing Chase's gorgeous patchwork bags, pouches and totes I just HAD TO make one myself.


I started off with this stack of fabrics plus my overflowing basket full of scraps.


This was the first block I made, nicely trimmed and patiently waiting to be made into a bag. I did not get a chance to take a picture of the second block, it was getting late by then and I just wanted to sew, no stopping, not even to take some pictures.


I used Monaluna fabric I had in my stash for the lining (I love the feel of this fabric, it's a little sturdier than a regular quilter's weight fabric). I installed a zipper pocket using contrasting yellow zipper for some pop of color and I used two magnetic snaps to keep my treasures safely inside. This is probably insane, but does not this look like some cute face looking at you? with those snappy eyes and zippery mouth? I know, insane!


This is the inside of the bag (no face on this side). I love this navy polka dotty fabric from Lucy's Crab Shack collection. I usually don't go for dark blues, but this one is almost blackish, very pretty.


I'm quite happy with the way this bag turned out and I already have plans for another qayg patchwork tote bag. If you'd like to make one yourself, Chase has some great posts on her blog showing the whole process.

Hope you have an enjoyable day. We are going to be house bound all day as the temperatures are in the 100s and the heat warnings are sounding out everywhere. I'm planning on getting a lot of cleaning done, my children will be so "thrilled".

Svetlana

20 comments:

  1. It does look like a face! (kind of like Domo).

    Such a great bag. I really need to try my hand at making bags (they seem within my skill set).

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  2. Yes, my kids will be "thrilled" as well. It's going to be warm this weekend!

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  3. Looks great! I definitely need to add that to my to-do list as well. And yes, I totally see the face! :)

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  4. Very nice. Did you interface the bag at all?
    I am in the process of making a qayg bag. Also yours looks like a nice size. Would you mind giving measurements?
    Thanks so much.

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  5. Hi! Beautiful bag! I love the way how you have used also inside different colours and yellow zipper! Why we usually choose 'fitting' colours? That looks much more fun! x Teje

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  6. Gorgeous bag! I might have to put that on my to-do list!

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  7. This looks fun! May have to make one, I need to make a gift for a friend...... :)

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  8. Love the look of this, hope the kids enjoy operation clean up ;o)

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  9. The yellow zipper really makes this bag spectacular!

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  10. Sveltana, This is just lovely! I keep coming back to your flickr photo and here...

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  11. Lovely bag! Sounds like your kids like cleaning days as much as mine! Can't say I blame them, not my favorite either, lol!

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  12. A really darling bag! Very fun.

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  13. What a lovely bag. I really like the colors you chose. I want to make one!

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  14. Es muy bonita... me gusta mucho. Los colores son muy alegres!!

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  15. I love your bag! I haven't made any bags yet, but this so makes me want to jump in with both feet ;-) Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Love this bag, Svetlana! The fabrics you picked are marvelous!!

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  17. Great bag, I can't wait to make a similar one for myself.

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