Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sew Together Bag

Happy Tuesday to you! I know that it is beyond hot in California and it's just beginning to feel like summer here; I love it and prefer the heat to the snow. Many in the midwest and east are having crazy storms; I hope we can all look for something positive in the weird weather we've been experiencing. So my California quilting mentor, aka best friend, aka traveling companion always brings me a little something for my quilting. When Jim and Barbara came out for our trip to South Dakota, she brought me a pattern called Sew Together Bag. She had seen it at a quilt show in California and thought it would be a fun project for us to do together. While on our trip, we looked for the right fabric(I wanted to go outside the box and have some bold prints), but we never found any. After we got back, we took a drive to one of my favorite quilt stores, with our hubby's in tow; we both found what we were looking for. I will say that when it comes to sewing that isn't piecing, my skill level is pretty low, however my sweet daughter Kim came over and helped me put this together. She even found it a bit challenging.  It is an all purpose bag; I use it for my hand quilting supplies and I love it.  I keep toying with the idea of making another one.  I definitely need lots of practice on zippers.
It has three inside pockets that are lined with different fabrics-again, just love what I choose.
It's hard to see the inside lining fabric, but again so fun.
Barbara's bag-it is adorable.
It was such fun to work on the same project, even though we were both in our own homes; I would have loved to do this together; I'm sure Barb could have helped me with some of it.  Thank you Barb for this fun challenge; I loved it.   I'm off to Fig Leaf club this morning and then will continue on my new fall table runner. Tomorrow I will be pinning one quilt, maybe two, so I can start hand quilting in the evenings. I hope you have a fantastic day!
 Joy to you!


  1. What a nice gift. It's perfect for all your sewing stuff
    Lily & Edward

  2. I love those pretty bags and by the way, it is about 75 here in my part of California (in case people elsewhere are thinking we are all in a heat wave).

  3. That bag is really nice. We love both of them, both unique with great color choices. Mom thinks those zippers look quite challenging:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  4. Those are beautiful! Mom says bags aren't as easy as they look either!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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