Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My bag is finished!


Finally, after putting it off day after day, I spent this gloomy rainy day in my quilt room and got my bag finished. And I don't mean done, I mean done DONE as in everything is finished and it's ready to be used!

I haven't made a bag for years and wondered if I'd remember how but it was actually easier than I thought it would be. I chose to quilt it, because, well, I'm a quilter and that's just what I do!

I bought some D-Rings and used them for attaching the handles. I think it makes it a little different than normal, and adds a bit of interest.

The lining fabric was one of those things that was meant to be - remember when I won a box of goodies from Tami at Lemon Tree Tales back in January? Well this piece was in that wonderful box, and there was exactly enough for the lining, including pockets! So THANK YOU Tami!!
I'm so pleased with it, and am in love with the appliqued letter! My 3 year old who's name also starts with 'J' thinks the bag is his. I was lucky to keep his hands off it long enough to take some photos!

I will definitely be making more of these. One can not have too many shoes or bags, right?!

Tomorrow, framed cupcake quilt photos!

7 comments:

Nancy said...

Great Bag!! Love the fabric and the applique...

Teresa said...

Cute bag. Hand made bags sure are popular these days and yours looks great. We are making them in my quilt club next month and I can't wait to make mine. I also took a look at the post before this one and your boys rooms look fantastic!

kjquilts said...

Oh,I love your new monogram bag!!! I can see why your little one likes it. You might have to make him a little bag of his own!

Now tell me about this wonderful card catalog! What do you store in it and where did you get it?
I have an old oak four drawer card catalog that I keep my recipes in. I just love this piece!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

HELLO LIL' DARLIN' THANKS FOR THE BLOG HELLO I LOVE YOUR BAG TO DIE FOR...YES IT IS! LOVE YOUR IDEAS ON CUTTIN' DOWN COSTS ON FOOD...I'M INSPIRED I FEEL LIKE JUNE CLEAVER WHEN I REALLY MAKE A GREAT MEAL WITH LIL' OR NO COST. MAGIC MEALS WE CALL THEM...LOVE YOUR BLOG...CAT^..^

Anonymous said...

Great Work! I always love to see how ou use your fabric! Went to Mormon Handicraft this week (now inside University Mall in Deseret Book--tiny corner, but nice), and they had a whole rack of fabric purses that would be just your style. Scripture bags, in those big wonderful prints, too! You will be so "stylish" at church.

Marie said...

Ohh, that's a beautiful bag! I love it! I can just picture it with a beautiful big "M" on the front! Then it would be perfect!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love it. You did a fabulous job. I'm sure you will get many people stopping you asking about it.