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It’s a BAG!

November 11, 2008

I’ve finished the project on my previous post. I asked readers to guess what the project was, and KK guessed right. IT’S A BAG!



I saw this bag in person the other day and fell in love with it’s size (perfect for my sketchbook), and the interior pockets in it. I was especially intrigued by the fact that the front flaps make their own outer pocket. Designed by a friend of mine, Susan Brubaker Knapp, you can find the pattern here

The fabrics are my own hand-dyed fabrics. I had to paint the quilting motif to add some extra color to it. I used a mixture of Jacquard Lumier paints, textile medium and Folk Art Acrylic paint.

Unfortunately, in my rush, anticipation to finish it, I forgot to put the interior pockets in mine!!

All of the pieces of this bag, except the strap, were quilted on the longarm. I used a digitized pattern for the motif, and filled in with my freehand leaf fill. On the bottom and front section, I used another digitized pattern reduced to make the swirl fill. The bottom of the bag stands so wonderful because there is a Bag-E-Bottoms piece in it. That’s the first time I’ve used one and I like that it adds structure without adding a lot of weight.

I did make a few changes to the pattern. My straps are sewn into the bag, not on the outside, and as I mentioned, I neglected the interior pockets, but even barring my mistakes changes, I love this bag and can’t wait to use it!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2008 2:09 pm

    I think it turned out great – I sure didn’t guess that it was going to be a bag though!

  2. November 11, 2008 2:22 pm

    I love the bag Judy. I may have to get that pattern.

  3. November 11, 2008 5:35 pm

    Your bag looks great!!! I love how you painted the fabric.

  4. Karen (Misiz C) permalink
    November 11, 2008 6:23 pm

    Oooh, gorgeous! Aren’t bags fun!?

  5. sammi permalink
    November 12, 2008 12:07 am

    I LOVE it !! I love the colors best … no, no I think I love the digitized motif best ….. well, no, maybe I really love the outside pockets …. uh no ! I’ve decided I love the bag pattern best, followed by those gorgeous colors !!

  6. DeLane permalink
    November 12, 2008 9:32 am

    I love it. I’ve had the pattern for a year and still haven’t made it! I love your quilting. Be sure to send a pic to Susan; she loves seeing what people do with her patterns.

  7. November 12, 2008 11:20 am

    Wow, Judy, I love it! You took my pattern and used all your talents to make this bag completely YOU! Just gorgeous!

  8. November 12, 2008 7:39 pm

    Oh, my gosh! That’s not a bag……..that’s A BAG!!! It is stunning. And now for true confession – when my cursor hovered over the picture in the previous post that we were to guess from a little box said “tulip bag.” tee hee


  9. November 15, 2008 10:57 am

    What a beauty. Your artistry really added to an already cool pattern. You gonna be selling these?


  10. November 17, 2008 11:30 am

    Judy I have an award for you on my blog.

  11. November 28, 2008 2:59 am

    I love your new bag! You did a fabulous job, girlfriend!

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