One BIG bag

I finished this bag last night, and I’m working on a tutorial for the blog on how to make one.  It’s intended to serve as an oversize tote for carrying things to guild meetings or retreats, like show-and-tell quilts, your cutting mat, supplies, etc.  It’s HUGE.  The bottom insert measures 9″ x 24″, and the sides are approximately 12″ high.  I used a stripe from Kate Spain’s Central Park for the lining, and the exterior is an upholstery weight fabric from Hancock Fabrics.   I added the pocket to the outside to hold a pen/pencil and notebook/iPad/cell phone.

Tutorial coming soon. 

I also finished up my Modern Quilt Guild Habitat Challenge quilt this week, the big reveal is at tomorrow’s meeting, so just a sneak peek today:

Oh, and that chocolate cake?  Made for a co-workers birthday, with the best chocolate frosting recipe (from the Chocolate Cake Mix Doctor Cookbook) and made healthier by substituting plain Greek yogurt for the oil, eggs, and water.  Seriously.  It works.  …and it tastes fabulous.  (I’ve used the applesauce substitute before, and the Diet Coke substitute.  This is better.)

Happy sewing,


5 thoughts on “One BIG bag

  1. I LOVE the bag!!! I have been wanting to get something to carry my “stuff” as I am currently using a beach bag (which just doesn't cut it for me). I'll have to try your chocolate frosting recipe. I hate the idea of making frosting healthy (haha) but it looks like I'm due to make changes in my eating habits 😉 Can't wait to see your lastest quilt!!

  2. Great bag!! Perfect for all the uses you suggested! the choccy cake looks yummy – although just looking at cake makes me put on kilos – well that's my story and I am sticking to it!

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