New bags

This is an everyday bag made from a black and white swap in 2010, although it’s not been long since I finally got around to using the fabric! I adapted a pattern by Lise Bergen in her book Patchwork with Pizazz and added the green flip. (Not sure what the technical term is but they called it a crumbcatcher on The Quilt Show! I call it Jo’s bit of magic as on holiday at Villavin Crafts, I asked what her daughter what that lovely bit was on her quilt – Mummy’s bit of magic, came the reply!) It’s a perfect match for my spring raincoat, although that’s not had a lot of use this year. We seem to have gone from deepest winter to hottest summer in one fell swoop this year, with naught between.

 Maggi sent me this little beauty to use at the FOQ. hand-dyed, painted and absolutely adorable! It’s currently near my sewing machine and I smile each time I see it. Thank you so much!

(Actually, this was the second bag that Maggi made for me – the first was “lost” in the post and has never been delivered. I’ve seen a pic of the original and can only hope that someone somewhere is enjoying it as it should.)

Mmm, the FOQ is next week! Maybe I should make a new bag……


About sheppeylass

Mum of 4, I live on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. I've always sewn but the quilting bug snagged me a couple of years ago and now, with the encouragement of my artist husband, I'm spreading my wings into textile art.
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1 Response to New bags

  1. Maggi says:

    Love your black and white bag and the green adds a real zing to it. They are sometimes called ‘crumb catchers’! Definitely hasn’t been raincoat weather here either, hope it isn’t waiting for FOQ. Glad you liked the bag.

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