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Friday, August 17, 2007

Quilted Bags


Here are a couple of bags I made following a tutorial by Andrea at Welsh Quilter
I totally love them. I'ts a great way to use up scraps, try color combinations and have gifts on hand. I especially like the way she does the handles. It's a very easy way to make them look like they are edged with piping. There may be more to come. I find them rather adictive!

17 comments:

Rose Marie said...

Wow ... that was quick! I posted the link on Aug. 13 for the tutorial and you have made two since then! Love your colour choices and you are right, they are addictive.

tami said...

Those are great. I've saved that tutorial as well and I need to get busy making some of my own.

Quilt Pixie said...

great shape for a bag. I bet you could use string blocks for the squares and do some interesting patterns...

Exuberant Color said...

I just bought a pattern at a quilt shop for a bag shaped like that and it is made entirely differently. I think I will have to make one from each set of directions and see which method I like. The bottom seam is the last thing sewn in the other direction and here it is sewn first. Your colors worked great.
Wanda

Libby said...

Wow - those bags are very nice. I have not found the bravery to try something with a shape . . . flat quilts challenge me to my very core *s*

Norma said...

I love the bags! Having some ready made gifts on hand is not such a bad idea!

meggie said...

Wow, I love those bags. Just handy for a gift too. I must check them out.

ForestJane said...

Those are cute!

I like bags that zip, and have lots of zippered pockets, because I tend to throw mine across the front seat when I get in the car, etc. Wonder how difficult it'd be to make a zipper fit across the top of that?

Judy said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeew, Joyce! A brand new bag!! Love it!! and thanks for the "new idea"!

xo

Colleen said...

I checked out that tutorial and REALLY want to make one...sometime...and you've all ready done it! How motivating! They turned out great!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Those bags look fantastic, well done!
Love the reorganized sewing room. The chook quilt looks great still, it's hanging here looking at me as well!!
I must say I prefer your original toy to the new one, but you are right, they're a fabulous contrast!!
Tracey

Belém said...

The tutorial is great and you have made a wonderful job. Those bags look so wonderful!

Fiona said...

Very pretty bags, reminds me that I need to get cracking if I'm going to make any Christmas presents this year.

Dawn said...

I"ve got to try these!

Willeke said...

Hello Joyce, I love your bags!
Your blog too. I don't know where I found it, but I did put it between my favorits a few weeks ago.
Bye from a quilter from the Netherlands, Willeke

www.qwilleke.web-log.nl

Willeke said...

Oops sorry, Now I see I have put the same note twice on your blog. (thought it got lost)
Bye,

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty Joyce! I especially like the blue one and the polka dots. I've been gone for almost 2 weeks -- has red bunny put in an appearance yet?