Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Peace grocery bag

I make cloth grocery bags that I donate to my church which they sell as a fund raiser. I thought putting a peace symbol on a bag would be fun. Here's how it progressed...I stitched the center with a machine satin stitch but I wanted the outside circle to be more scrappy so tacked down the pieces with little bits of stitch witch and then did a serpentine stitch down the center and straight stitching along each edge. I am hoping this will fray nicely with use.

If you want to see how I make these grocery bags you can visit my modest blog entry here where I attempted to share a tutorial.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Crazy Quilted with Attitude Museum Bag

I have been making bags from More Crazy Quilting with Attitude by Barbara Randle. This little bag she calls a museum bag as it is a bag shape she saw at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. My version is all black and white fabrics and has predominately machine embellishment. I also added some beading and one white vintage button. It closes with a magnetic snap. I just love the size of this little bag, very fun for an evening out.

Here is the web link to Barbara's web site.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Lotus Bag

I love, love these prints together.

Lotus Bag

I made this bag last week and had so many questions about it that I posted the basic instructions on this post here.