Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bag mania

Can you stand to look at yet another bag? I must admit that bag making has become a bit of an obsession with me. I just love making them!
This bag is called the Bow Tucks Tote and is from a pattern by Penny Sturges who is the designer behind the company Quilts Illustrated
I just noticed she has a new blog too so I plan on keeping an eye on that as her bags are so easy to make.
This is the front of the bag (picture is clickable for a better view)



I used Moda Madeira fabric from Blackbird Designs. It's an older fabric line and the schoolgirl sampler print is not easy to find but I managed to get an end of bolt piece together with one FQ which was just enough.
The bag still needed a button or toggle fastening when the picture was taken.
Here's a view of the back of the bag


and here's a view of the side



and because I have nothing else to show today here are another two views of the bag front.




I have some finished cross stitch to share but can't show it until it has flown all the way to Tasmania.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you leave. I've had a couple of deadlines to meet so am behind on blog reading but hope to catch up with everyone soon. I'm sure there are lots of lovely Autumn projects out there that I just can't wait to see!

50 comments:

lena-lou said...

I *LOVE* this bag , so gorgeous and just the colours I like :-))

Dovilė said...

very cute, lovely bag

Clare said...

Margaret - if you need anywhere to "store" all these wonderful bags you have been making - I am SURE I could find space here!

It is another lovely creation - and those fabrics are just beautiful!

Nancy said...

Wow Margaret! Another masterpiece! This is beautiful, and as always, you have done a very professional job.

Sally said...

I could never tire of seeing your lovely bags Margaret. This one is absolutely gorgeous:)

karenv said...

Oh wow, Margaret, I absolutely love this bag! The fabric is marvellous, I love the style and you've done a wonderful job of creating it. Definitely a bag to treasure :)

Dorothy said...

I just love the bag, Margaret. The fabric you used is just perfect!

Pat said...

Margaret its beautiful! We would never tire of your beautiful bags. I love your fabric choice. Lucke Christine.

Cindy F. said...

Margaret, beautiful work!

Love to Applique said...

Margaret I love your bag and that wonderful fabric, you do great work. Hugs Debbie

Linda said...

Ohh done in my favorite colour, you have my address right?.....lol... just gorgeous.

sandra said...

The bag is beautiful! I love the fabrics...

Daffycat said...

I can see why the bags are an obsession...that one is fantastic! Great work!

Chookyblue...... said...

another fab bag for you..........and what a wonderful "photo shoot" I would be sharing heaps of pics tooo.........

Julie said...

Just Lovely!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful bag...

Jeanne said...

I love your new bag! I've seen the pattern at my LQS, but now I'll have to take a closer look.

Sandra said...

Oh Margaraet, this is by far the most spectacular bag you have made, it's gorgeous.

Sheila said...

I thought you were sending this on to someone, but maybe you have changed your mind and are keeping it for yourself - and who could blame you - it is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are a bag-maker-lady extraordinaire!

Nancy said...

That bag is really wonderful. You could sell them and make lots of money. You are a very talented lady.
Nancy V

Ruth said...

Oooo pretty. I feel safe in spaking for everyone when I say we will NOT tire of looking at bags with you! :)

Marsha said...

What a great bag. It is awesome and beautifully sewn. Great job.

Michele said...

wow, that bag is lovely! You sure can sew! I bet you'd make a fortune if you sold them :)

Tammy said...

Gorgeous bag---lots of talent!

Yuko said...

Oh Margaret, uhmmmm...
As always you made a beautiful bag!!
Whenever I came here, I have heavy sigh as seeing wonderful works of you!!
This bag is so lovely, I love the shape and also the fabric of your choice!!
I love your taste SO much!!

((hugs))

Yuko

Khris said...

UNREAL...you always do such wonderful work...LOVE IT...hugs Khris in Oz

Sweet P said...

Your bag is gorgeous. The fabric was a perfect choice for a bag.

Christine said...

Sorry to disapoint you ladies but this gorgeous bag now lives in Canada! My quilt group went wild when they saw it!

Thank you so much Margaret for this beautiful bag. As always your taste in fabric/patterns and sewing is perfecto!

I'm just sewing on the third button. The first two were nice but once sewn on were not worthy of this bag :-)

La Mañosa said...

This bag is wonderful! I had never thought of using this fabric for a bag, what a great idea! You're a fantastic bag-maker. :)

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Margaret, you are such a talent! Love all the bags that you have done. I love the fabric on this bag - being as I love to do samplers! Christine is one lucky gal.

Great job.
Roberta

staci said...

Gorgeous bag!!! The fabrics and colors are wonderful!!!

Marit said...

What a lovely bag! And the fabric is beautiful, just the right for you with the cross-stitch on!

The little book of Nessie said...

What a lovely bag. You do such lovely work. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog. Regards, Nessie

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

WONDERFUL !!! I really love it :-)

Andrea said...

Another gorgeous bag.

Karen said...

Your bag is A-W-S-O-M-E!!! And it's red and that makes it all the more wonderful;)

Anne Ida said...

That is one fabulous bag!!!

puesta de sol said...

preciosa!un beso Patry

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I can see why you wanted to make this bag....it's simply gorgeous! cheers

Carolien said...

I don't mind any form of bag mania ... as far as YOU make the bags :) This one is soo pretty!!!

Have a great weekend & hugs, Carolien

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Patti said...

I LOVE all the bags - they are gorgeous. Isn't it amazing how so many of us stitchers are now quilting too! I am about to start on one - I am subscribing to a block of the month quilt which I love.

Sachiko said...

What a beutiful bag!!

Renee said...

I love the fabric - how gorgeous is that? It's a really lovely bag

VALIE said...

Lovely, lovely bag.

Christine said...

I love your bag. The sampler fabric is perfect and so you. Thanks for showing all the lovely pictures.
Christine

Nadine said...

This bag is really gorgeous ! LOVE it ;>)

NADINE

LODY said...

Wonderful bag Margaret! Christine is extremely lucky to have it...

Joni said...

I am officially IN LOVE with this bag and you are officially (in my mind) The Bag Lady!! Great job, Margaret.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Margaret. What a fantastic bag. Love the design, truly beautiful fabric and you do very lovely work all of the time. Hugs Judy