Sunday, August 19, 2012

A lovely bag...

Earlier this summer my mom and I took a weekend trip up to Brainerd.  We are both quilters  and there was a quilt show that was taking place at the high school there.  This was a great excuse for us to head to the quilt show and also check out a quilt shop we had been interested in called Country Fabrics and Quilting.  The quilt show was great - a good selection of vendors and lots of beautiful quilts on display. But the part that I enjoyed the most was heading to the quilt shop.  The entire upstairs was filled with all sorts of fun and funky quilt fabrics.

My mom and I decided to buy a pattern for a cool bag and then get some fun fabrics to make it together.  The pattern is called Classmate by Terry Atkinson.  Mom and I worked on our bags together over several evenings.  The shiny parts on the open bag are actually clear plastic pockets.  Pretty cool, huh?  And check out the fantastic fabrics!  I absolutely love the vibrant colors and funky designs.  I haven't quite decided what I'm going to use it for yet.  Perhaps a sewing bag or I've toyed with the idea of adding a strap to it and using it as a purse.  No matter what I end up using it for, it sure is a lovely bag!

1 comment:

  1. Rachel!
    I am just catching up on blogs and wanted to say hello! I adore this bag! As a non-sewer, it looks way over my head, and I am so impressed you can make it. And the flowers below are amazing. Stunning.

    Hope you are well.