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Saturday, July 22, 2006

String Pieced Bag

Here is the first bag made with the string piece from yesterday's post. I learned a few things. First, do it on paper as Bonnie from Quiltville suggested. I thought that since this would be a bag, the extra bulk would give it body. It did but was nearly impossible to match the points with all that bulk. Also the burgundy part is only one layer so the difference is noticeable. I also had to do some figuring to decide what size of triangle since I don't have the ruler Bonnie uses. I made the string pieced fabric about 12 inches wide and the piano key strip along the top is the left over piece that was too narrow to use on the triangles. I might try some smaller triangles with the left overs.
Still, I am quite happy with the results. I have lots of the string pieced fabric left, some with the burgundy and some not made into triangles yet. Today I want to make some more bags with the triangles in different configurations.


quiltpixie said...

your bag turned out beautifully. I too found the "bulk" at the point difficult when working with strings, but have learned to press the strings within an inch of their lives makes a huge difference :-) Hope you have fun experimenting with the rest of the string you've got made. :-)

ForestJane said...

I think that looks cute!

I'd be tempted to use more patches cut from your strings-on-fabric for pockets, on the inside. The extra bulk would keep the pockets stiffer there. :)

Screen Door said...

I love bags!!!You did a fine job. And with using your scraps it's like you are not wasting a thing.

Tonya R said...

Yeah, have to say after playing around with messes of strings, I prefer to work on paper... yours look great!

Cynthia said...

What a lovely bag! I might have a go at making a bag out of strips too.

Katjaquilt said...

I also piece that pattern inspired by Bonnie's homepage, but I made a baby quilt out of it. I will make a picture next week and show in my blog.
I like the calm burgundy in combination with the bright coloured scaps.