June 26, 2009

New Handbag

Yesterday I cut out two bags :) It was a good day - and that was before noon! After bedtime I managed to put one together, the other is waiting patiently for a bit more free time.


Do you recognize it? It is the same bag I've been playing with for a while now - this version had been taunting me last week, when I had no time to sit down. Do you like this version!?


I had to add the touch of pink! The other bag I cut had lots of extra fabric, so I added the pink/gray panel. This bag has no quilting and I used fusible fleece for the first time - Love it! I need to go browsing for closures - any suggestions?

Have a great weekend ~
Amy


PS - those are Amy Butler prints with one Wildwood print by Erin McMorris.

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37 comments:

erica said...

Thats a darling little bag! My favorite colors too!

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audreypawdrey said...

Such a cute bag! I love the little dose of pink that you added. It gives it a little sparkle.:)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Really love the bag Amy. Very cute. Have you tried magnetic closures before?

CJ said...

CUTE BAG!! I would find an awesome button and do that sort or closure if you still can. I tend to use magnetic snaps myself.

Ryan said...

My wife would love this summer bag. I'll have to save this post to show her.

Have you thought of using a strap and button closure? Maybe a strip of coordinating fabric sewn on the back that falls over the front. Something that finishes to a point. You could find an oversize metal button. Silver or nickel would be stunning against the blues.

Thanks for sharing Amy!

Amy said...

Great stuff! And I got a good laugh from the Trojan add at the bottom of your page. I wonder who they think your audience is! :)

jaybird said...

i love it!! i just finished a bag too! i love how they get finished so much faster than quilts!

amylouwho said...

This really is cute - I like the change to one strap. I find two straps get in my way - that's why all my bags have only one!

I use magnetic snaps - but you have to put them in before the top is sewn shut to hide the back. I like the idea of a button or something. I want to try experimenting with zippers...

Glad you love the fusible fleece!

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty Amy -- I love the lovely colors!

Catherine Watts said...

What an adorable bag. Love your choice of fabrics!

jacquie said...

love the bag. i was wondering how big it is?

Zarah said...

I _adore_ it!!

Jackie said...

This is a great bag! I just love the colors and this version is terrific.

Terriaw said...

I really really love this bag! It's such a great shape, with a great handle too. I'm thinking maybe just a magnetic snap for closure. You could also do a small flap that snaps to the other size. Don't you love working with fusible fleece? I wish I could find it in a bolt for quilts. Great job!

Jen said...

It's so cute! I love the colors. I'd probably do a magnetic closure. But that's just me :-)

Priscilla said...

lovely bag, beautiful colours and I was going to suggest the magnetic snap too :-)
Kristina

kwiltmakr said...

Very cute bag, nice cool colors too.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This bag is lovely. Love the colors and that touch of pink.

Great job.

Oddbjørg said...

What a lovely bag you have made!

Kim said...

super cute! Love the colors!

CABean03 said...

Absolutely adorable! You're so very talented!

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Great bag! Of course, I love the fabrics too.

Jenean said...

Great bag, Amy! I love it!

sewtakeahike said...

cute. cute Amy! Love the fabrics and colors. I'm thinking a magnetic closure?

Tipper said...

Beautiful bag-and I like your wonky log cabin too : )

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love! Love the colors.

Sarah Pead said...

Just beautiful. That Daisy Chain is gorgeous.

maria said...

Love it. The colours are just my thing.

Jackie Russell said...

Another cute bag.

randi said...

Very cute! I love that splash of pink!

Cassie @ You Go Girl said...

Yum, Amy! I especially like the single strap.

Ruth said...

I absolutely love this bag. It's great!!

Ruth

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT LOVE IT! And, I love it just the way its -- I'd leave it without a closure!

Rebekah said...

This is a beautiful bag! I love the cool colors in this

Vickie said...

I absolutely love the bag. Amy Butler is the fabric artist that got me into quilting. It used to be my mother-in-laws 'habit' with all those, you know, country-cute fabrics. Then I found Amy and I was captured. I have made 2 lap quilts and 2 more lap quilt tops ready to be machine quilted (which she doesn't believe in, either). I just started my blog and have only recently discovered this new world of blogging. I found you only this morning. :) I love your pattern. Is it one of your creations?
Thanks for sharing. I am visiting family right now, so my blog doesn't have any pics up yet. But when I get home I am going to start posting. Come visit sometime! :)
Vickie

Michelle said...

Your bags are so magnificent. I love the colours. Don't worry, I am saving up my questions for you. You'll be getting them shortly.