Saturday, July 30, 2011

A new bag for me!

I noticed a few weeks ago that the bag I use to cart all my stuff to church has a few seams that were coming apart. It was the bag I made over 4 years ago to use as a diaper bag when my son was born. It has had a. lot. of use, so I figured it was as good an excuse as any to make a new bag!! I actually spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted this bag to look like, and I decided that I wanted a simple, sort of neutral color, but add something fun to show off my true sewing love - quilting. :)

So, I made a few awesome quilt blocks to attach to the outside! I LOVE how they came out!!! Here it is:

One one side, I did the "Star" paper piecing block from the Summer Series, only I shrank it down to about half size. With the border, it finished at just under 7 inches. I love it!


On the other side I just made some half square triangles and created this cute pinwheel/star thing. It finished at just over 8 inches.


The inside is a deep blue with green pockets. The fabric is all Modern Meadow, that I was able to get at 50% off! Woot woot!


I am so happy with this bag! I know we'll have many happy Sundays together! :)

11 comments:

Melinda said...

So cute Lindsay! Love the fabric combination, and your star is gorgeous! You're going to get some compliments on that one!

Katie B. said...

Looks so good, Linz! I'd definitely be using this more than just Sundays!

Leanne said...

That is a great looking bag, I love the stars!

Angie said...

Loooove it! But then, you know how much I like bags.

Jen said...

That is absolutely fabulous.

tiffany said...

so cute

Lee said...

So cute! Love it!

Happy Turtle said...

Love the bag. And that blue is gorgeous. Making the other women at church jealous I'm sure! :)

Mitzi said...

Great bag! I have a feeling you're going to get a lot of requests from friends for a bag like that!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Great looking bag! Nice to whip up something new to tote!

Natalie said...

This looks great, love the modern meadow!