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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Crazy Bag



I made my first attempt at Crazy Quilting today. I thought I'd try a round bag. Not so crazy about the results but I will finish it anyway. Not sure if I know anyone crazy enough to carry it. The one in the book had round handles. The top was scooped out and the handles fastened on with tabs. I thought I had some round handles but can't find them. Then I thought of a zipper and shoulder strap but not sure about that either. I am going to think about it a bit befroe I finish it. The dark circle is quilted but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.


The second picture is of some books on making bags that I bought in Japan. They are written in Japanese but very well illustrated so that if you know how to sew it's not hard to follow them. My DIL is Japanese so if I get really stuck I call on her to translate. I have made several of them and some are very cute designs. There is one that is basically a square that is sewn so you can thread a drawstring through it to make a bag that looks like a flower. It opens up flat so if you use it as a lunch bag it also becomes a place mat. So cute. I will maybe see if the instructions will photograph well enough to follow and if not, take photos when I make the next one. (Soon)

4 comments:

Lois R. said...

I LOVE the crazy quilt results! It looks great. You're a natural. Can't wait to see the finished bag.

quiltpixie said...

it looks like you've got some great bag patterns there. I'd love to see the "flower" drawstring bag...

anne bebbington said...

Joyce - you've definitely got the 'bag bug' - looking good, I'm intrigued by the flower/place mat one

Lily said...

Joyce how very handy that your DIL is Japanese :)

Love the idea of the flower bag.