Monday, April 28, 2014

Bag lady

Some may call me a bag lady. I'm always hauling things places; I have five jobs, so there are wardrobe/shoe changes, binders, food, etc. that come along with me. Everything needs to be in a (nice) bag to make it all happen (my philosophy). :) Those who come to CJMQG meetings are witness to me hauling a ton of stuff! Granted, usually one of those bags has a quilt, and you all know how much room they take up. I seriously need to make a huge bag for lugging quilts around!


I'm on my way to creating monsters out of my oldest nieces. Emilee just had a birthday and she asked for a purse... who was I to object? She forgot that she had asked, though, so when she saw the box, she said: "Is it a quilt?!?!" Like I said, I'm creating monsters. ;) I told her she will get one soon - she got one for her last birthday!


The tote bag is made from Let's Eat Grandpa's fabulous  Bloomin' Quilt-As-You-Go (QAYG) tutorial. I've made a pillow using it once before - it's a perfect project for scraps. Be warned though - lots of thread and time are necessary. :)


The back. I swear I pressed it at some point... probably way before I finished the bag.

I hope Emilee loves her new bag! I gave bags to my Maine nieces last year when we visited. It's probably time to come up with a new quilty gift...



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8 comments:

  1. Bags make great gifts! Five jobs? How do you do that and still have time for all the quilting you do?

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  2. How sweet! She seems to like it. I wish my siblings would have kids already, I'm pretty sure I'd be a kick ass aunty, haha. Or maybe I'd be that strict aunty? I dunno. Either way, the family needs more babies, my kids are gonna be all grown by the time anyone else has some though.

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  3. so cute, and your niece looks like such a little diva with her pose :) How adorable!

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  4. Such a cute bag and your niece is destined for greatness! So cute!

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  5. This is just gorgeous! You are such a bag lady and I am not. I made one in my life and that will be it, LOL!! I just can't get the hand of 3D sewing :-)
    We may have to work out some sort of a trade or something in the near future.....

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  6. Love this little bag! I'm with you...can't get enough bags!

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  7. Sew adorable! Oh... And the bag is beautiful, too! Looks like a fun project to work on, Jess. I can see how making purses could become addicting!!

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  8. Cute! Looks adorable on the model, too ; ) I just used an IKEA tote to bring a quilt to my local store for longarming... the ladies were all gathered around asking how I made such a big handy bag from a plastic tarp lol. You can tell there's no IKEA nearby, huh?

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