Friday, May 04, 2007

The first bag


Here's the first bag. The bag that when I showed Grace and said "Wow! How do you like your new bag I just made?" her response was, "But Mummy, I like trucks and helicopters!" Okaaaaaay! Deep breath Helen, luckily you have another daughter to give it too! Milly said "Thanks Mum!" like I had just handed her a million dollars, and promptly went off and filled it up with mega blocks and carried it around the house for the rest of the day!

Not the most user friendly patterns though..... Its by Rosalie Quinlan who has a blog here I have just discovered. They have a scrappy log cabin block challenge, here! Which is kinda spookey as AJ and I were tossing around the idea of a log cabin block for our next swap! Anyway, back to my pattern gripes, just didn't make sense it parts to me, turn the side and bottom seams together and sew to make a triangle? I just got like a tunnel in each bottom corner! So I cut it off and make it a nice curve. I found the lining too short too and so it doesn't tuck under nicely but sewing a strip of bias binding around the inside should fix that.

10 comments:

ingrid said...

Oh this is pretty pretty Helen. I love the colours. And it's much nicer than helecopters and what not.

muffington said...

yes, a strip of bias will finish it off nicley. Good tip that one!

Natalie said...

Oh wow Helen, this is such a gorgeous bag! The colours are fantastic and the ruffle around the top is just adorable. Glad to hear Milly is a very happy owner!

Helen said...

Way cool, just the thing for carting around mega blocks!

Cass said...

Helen great bag and at least Milly appreciates you!

Suzanne Earley said...

Oh how cute! I love the ruffle at the top. I'm glad Milly likes it! Silly Grace!

Andrea said...

That is one funky bag Helen! The colours are just delightful. I love the ruffle too!

Lisa said...

Great fabrics choices for the bag Helen! Very funky. I've used the same pattern and agree it's not perfect. I think I turned it through a small gap in the side of the lining rather than a gap where you join them at that top - that made the lining sit better.

Leah said...

Bee-ootiful! Love the colours! It's like having an icecream on your shoulder - but without the mess! LOL.....

atet said...

Love the finished bag -- but isn't it annoying when patterns don't seem to work?