Hip, Hip, Hooray!

A new bag! I made this bag over the weekend…
It’s a sample for the shop. It went together very quickly, even making coordinating piping…It’s a great size, not too small, but small enough to be an easy carry all for a day of shop-hopping, walking around a quilt show, etc.The fabric is all from the Whimsy line by Pillow & Maxfield for Michael MIller, the blues are stunning shades, and the coordinate prints are a lot of fun. Here’s the inside of the bag:
This one will be at the shop for several months on display (and kits are available!) so I may have to make another to use in the meantime!

I love the sense of accomplishment with these smaller projects. My quilts tend to be large and involved, so it takes a while to get to completion. How about you, have you made any bags? Any other smaller projects you like to do to get that sense of a “finish”, more often?

Happy Creating!



4 thoughts on “Hip, Hip, Hooray!

  1. Cute bag. Love the colors and fabrics.
    I also need that sense of accomplishment now and then with smaller projects that are done quickly. I made a couple doll quilts at Christmas for our granddaughter and her cousin, and I'm working a smaller cheddar + crackers quilt that's showing up on several blogs here and there.

    Finishing a wall hanging or a table runner in the middle of work on larger projects gives me a “tah-dah” feeling that I need periodically.

  2. This is a great bag pattern. I like it for two reasons. First, my bags MUST zip closed at the top. I've heard enough warnings about pickpockets grabbing the contents of open bags that I want to be sure the stuff inside is protected. And second, I like that it has inside and outside pockets. Your fabric selection is great too. I'm not a “kit” person though – never have and never will buy one. I want what I make to be original. Even if it's a pattern others have made, I want to make mine look unique. That said, is the pattern available as a separate purchase?

  3. That is a cool and stylish bag! I love the use of piping and that outside pocket. Bags are my favorite sewing project because of the variety and the time commitment. I also making mini quilts because they are a small project and fast finish.

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