Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Remember this ....

I made this bag at the beginning of June to take to the Fat Quarterly Retreat and I love it! Even whilst I was registering at the retreat John aka Quilt Dad spoke to me to say he liked the bag - at this point I was a little awe struck with all that was going on and remember saying something like "umm thanks" and running in the opposite direction!
I've had the gorgeous Style Stitches book since 2010 when I meet Amy Butler herself at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and it is more wonderful as Amy also signed it!
 There are some 26 beautiful bags to make and I love me a big bag so the Cosmo bag seemed the best starting point. All pattern pieces are provided and after prepping all the fabric it was time to sew. The instructions are fairly easy to follow and I was surprised how quickly the bag came together.
It's been a long time since I made a bag but I love the shape, the side pockets, the deep inner pockets, long handles and the cover button fastening!
The outer fabric is heirloom by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit and the blue lining and contrasting grey fabric is plain quilters cotton from John Lewis. I would definitely recommend this book!

I love it even today more because of this!!

6 comments:

moira said...

woohoo! I knew I should have half inched that bag when you were starching that placemat!

Country Dreaming said...

Woohoo! Have fun.

Melinda

Maria said...

I loveeeeeeee Amy Butlers bags. I have a few of her patterns but haven't made any yet. I'm put off by all the instructions and few pictures. Are they easy to follow?

maria said...

Great bag. I have the same book,also signed by Amy at the Festival of Quilts. I've not made anything from it yet though. Love the fabric you used.

adaisygarden.com said...

Very cute bag! Good job!

adaisygarden.com said...

Cute bag. Good job!