Monday, September 17, 2007

My Bag Swap for Leah

Well now the lovely Leah has recieved the bag I can post a picture! Cass you inspired me to get outdoors and take a photo of it in a tree!

This bag was based on a pattern by Rosalie Quinlan, called Leanne's Shopping Bag. Well sort of.... that was my intention, but when I looked at the pattern the finished bag size was 36 x 41 cms and I thought whooooah too big! Leah wanted a medium sized bag, so I adapted the size and layout of the patchwork blocks to make the bag panal. Then I saw the flower heart motif was actually a pocket! I doubted my pocket making skills, so ditched the idea of a pocket and just used the flower and heart template for an applique. I got to use a fancy stitch around the insert for fun. I did a simple straight quilting around the outside and added a ruffle at the top for fun.


I'd love to be able to put a link to Leah's lovely blog but alas she had to delete it last week due to a "friend" following her in cyber land which I'd find scarey. Only one real life friend knows I have a blog and she hasn't a mean bone in her body so no worries there for me! (hello Ms VDK!) It is a fine line in cyber land, just a shame you had to delete it Leah, I enjoyed reading your news and seeing your latest sewing adventures. Glad your bag arrived safely and you like it. :)

7 comments:

Cass said...

Helen a great bag I love that you incorporated your quilting in it.

Little Munchkins said...

Very nice bag! I love the quilting too.

Lily said...

Very cool and love the mods you made. That fancy stitch is cool - you must have a great machine!

Austy's Mum said...

Gorgeous Helen! I love the little bluebells stitching around the applique panel. Well done!

Leah said...

Thankyou for posting the photos Helen, I am sorry I've let you down again in the showing off department. I hope to get onto a new blog soon that will show off your amazing skills in all their glory!

Natalie said...

Oh Helen, that is just gorgeous!!! I love the colours, the ruffle, the applique and especially the fancy stitching - fantastic job

Anonymous said...

Thanks Helen. You're a sweetie.
Love MVxx