Tuesday, December 2, 2008

to market. jill's bag

pattern/fabric: see yesterday's entry
modifications to other materials/notions: decided on a canvas over the cotton duck as interlining. machine basted it to the exterior bag panels and sides. also used a rectangular piece of peltex ii double-sided fusible ultra firm stabilizer in the bottom of the bag for extra support in carrying market goods.
date completed: 2December2008

i decided to take my time with this bag, make an extra exterior pocket, add a few embellishments, thereby changing the thread out for three different spools.

for the straps & to embellish & divide the small pocket secured behind the large, exterior pocket for a wallet/cell phone...coats & clark dual duty plus #347 green linen.

for the large pocket (front & back), the buttonhole & button...coats & clark dual duty xp #1210 pink.

to finish the bag, i topstitched with coats & clark dual duty xp #6240 peridot. that totally blended in nicely, almost invisibly, with the contrasting colors that were the floating buds sage & the happy dots pink.

i don't normally select these pinks & greens for myself, but i have to say i'm really diggin' this bag. i love the floating buds & the garden maze as designed. pretty hip if i say so myself.

can't stop here. there's an apron or two yet to be made. off i go to browse my stash.


audreypawdrey said...

It is absolutely beautiful! I love the little details that you used to make it even more special. I love this bag and want one just like it!:) This is an outstanding gift which I would have a hard time parting with.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love it. I have been so UNmotivated the last couple days. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Love the fabrics and colors you used on this one!

bearbear said...

All I have to say is "OH HOW CUTE!" Love the fabrics to death!