Sunday, July 29, 2012

Back Again!

Hello!  Lovely to see you again!  Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments and warm welcome back.  I must confess though, that I am much like Ruth.  Four AM seems to be wake up time for me.  The eyes just pop open, LOL!  And, like Ruth, I am also ready for bed around 9:00 PM.  I think it may have something to do with the season and body rhythms.  It also seems that I don't need as much sleep as I used to-or something like that. 

I promised you more pictures of completed projects, so here goes.  Do you remember this bag?  Something I picked up at a flea market that was originally a JoAnne's kit?
Well, I liked it so much, I kept the pattern and directions and reapplied them.  If you remember, many years ago all the fabric shops were selling printed pillow panels for 14 inch pillows.  They were so pretty and I, of course, picked up quite a few of them when I found them on sale.  Couldn't resist, you know?  (Of course you do, LOL!)  Since I am not really a throw pillow type, the panels went into my stash until I could find an alternative use for them.  This little bag pattern was the perfect alternative use.  Here's what I made.  The front and back on the first one were different.  I sandwiched the panels and quilted along the lines of the design to give it depth and texture.  I don't think it showed up well in the photos though.

This is a view of the side.  There was enough of the design to cut the bottom and sides.  Worked out quite nicely.
Here is another.  Both sides were the same on this one and the next..
 Side view.
 And the last-so far.
 Side panel.
I still have some panels left but no fabric that will work for the linings yet.  (Yes, the bags are fully lined inside.)  The actual size depends on the size of the front panels, but the side panels are cut at 4-1/2 inches wide.  If anyone is interested, I would be more than happy to share the pattern and instructions with you.  Once you get the hang of putting these little bags together, you can adjust the directions to just about any size you wish.  They were fun to make and I will use them as gifts, IF I can bear to part with them, LOL.

Love from Liri


  1. The bags are so cute! And a great way to use those panels. They would be perfect for a shop hop. Or any shopping trip. They would also make great project bags to keep all the bits together while the project is in progress. Enjoy

  2. Perfect use for those panels. I see them too often and wonder what to use them for - now I have an idea! They'd be wonderful gifts alone, but stuffed with a few goodies, they'd be even better. Of course, if you can bear to part with them... :) I'm glad to see you and Flit have been busy again.

  3. Really cute bags! The fabrics work well for them! The will make nice gifts, and Christmas is coming before we know it! ---"Love"

  4. I agree with all of the other comments! I sunflower makes a darling bag. BTW, I didn't get up until 6:00 this morning! Hee Hee!

  5. Don't know your posts missed my reading list on blogger...been scrolling through it and realized I missed a bunch of stuff! Love your bags...great idea;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  6. nice bag..