Monday, August 29, 2011

The last one

This will be the last bag for awhile. I made all the adjustments and I'm 90% happy with it, I'd change just one thing. This is the front of the sewing case.
The back.

I went a bit over the top but I like that sort of excess sometimes. The ribbon on the handle is a favourite part, it's very girlie.
 I wanted to make the lid sit right back so that one could work out of the bag without having to open the lid each time something was needed out of it.
 Another change was the pocket in the lid which is now a zippered one so that stuff doesn't fall out.
I'm back to quilty things now that I'm all bagged out for awhile, it was nice to have some finishes for a change.
I hope all our friends that copped Hurricane Irene are safe and well and not too many are doing without power. My thoughts are with you.
Janet

64 comments:

Darlene said...

Very cute bag!!!!

Barb said...

How awesome is that??? Love it!

Christine said...

Janet that is one cute bag, wish I had the patience to make them.
Love it

Strega Bugiarda said...

Come mi piacerebbe saper fare le cose che fai tu...bellissime tutte brava.brava brava
Ginetta la streghetta

drmithome said...

I have been following your progress on this bag style. It is so sweet.

Teresa said...

SUPER cute bag...you are so very clever!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Teresa said...

SUPER cute bag...you are so very clever!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Sew Unique Creations said...

These bags you have been making are just so darn cute!

Fiesta said...

Gosh Janet, I can see why you wanted to keep making them. They are just so adorable.

Cathy said...

It's adoreable. I want one. Hugs

Sandra Kaye said...

I really like the panda.!! Just to cute. Nice job on the construction!! ---hugs--Sandie

Julia said...

Very cute Janet...love it!
Julia ♥

Adele said...

It is too, too cute.

Absolutely gorgeous bags you have made.

Adele xx

Dan R said...

Very cute! What's the thing you would change?

kristastitched said...

omigosh! i want one, it's soooo cute!

Oops-Lah said...

So lovely! My favorite part, after the applique is the binding and the circular quilting and the handle with the ribbon and the lining fabric and and and.....

Mary said...

This bag is just too cute!!

Sharon said...

Super cute, and you did all the right details! A lot of work goes into these projects, so I'm sure you will be getting lots of compliments when to take this to any classes!

rilojane said...

I'm 100% happy with it. ;) We're so critical of our own work sometimes, aren't we? I think you did a great job and it's adorable.

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is PERFECT! And I love the fabric you used inside!

Janet said...

I love your bag!! The panda costume panels are adorable. Every little detail looks perfect - down to the quilting along the top. You make extraordinary bags :0)

Lurline said...

Never to be defeated - great challenge and you have made a great success!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Gudi said...

It's a dream, really !!!!!

Hugs Gudi from Germany

Cathy said...

I adore these bags of yours Janet, very clever and gorgeous! xo

Miriam said...

Wow, that bag is gorgeous, Janet! Beautiful work. Well done on sticking with it until you were happy with the design.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your bags are unbelievable! That panda is the cutest!! Variety is the spice of life! Your quilt projects will seem all fresh and exciting after the time away from them.

Sujata said...

Janet!
This sewing case is just adorable! I love the applique on the top and admire your ability to make anything!
Hurricane Irene was quite a punch but thankfully everyone I know is okay, few are without power but doing well.
Thanks for your well wishes!

Sue SA said...

Your dedication to the cause is inspiring, the bag looks fantastic and I am sure will be very practical...any chance of a pattern!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.

Mary said...

such a cute bag! I love everything about it!

Solstitches said...

This little case is adorable and is bound to be well loved.
I have so enjoyed your bagathon posts and hope you will throw the odd one in here and there for all us bag junkies :)
Margaret

Crispy said...

Such a cute bag Janet!! I just love the little "bear" pattern, it makes me smile :0)

Crispy

SandyN said...

I just love your bag... I also made it too.. great pattern.


Sandyn

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's so sweet - I can't imagine what you'd change, it looks perfect! I can't remember if it was a pattern or whether you designed it yourself so I'm off for a stroll through your archives!

Chartreuse Moose said...

What a lovely sewing bag...I've missed so much, will try to catch up and see the beginnings of this bag!

Marjorie said...

Utterly amazing. I am so impressed.

Angie said...

This is just adorable, Janet!!

Nedra said...

Your bags are just wonderful! Very happy and bright.
My son goes to school in Upper Manhatten, and he called last night to say everything was fine in his neighborhood. The power didn't even go out. His main inconvienence was not having the subways running.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous bag...love it!

Ann Champion said...

This bag is spectacular! I just love seeing the drawing you did come to life. The little embellishments are darling. You've done a wonderful job of tweeking the design. I really like the improvements. This bag is fantastic!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I find bags like that a complete challenge. Quilts are so much easier!! You've done the cutest job. I adore it. Wish it were mine.

Superior Threads said...

What a great pattern. Where can I get it? The whole bag is perfect.
Ricci

Una said...

Just so, so lovely! The front is not over the top at all - just as it should be:) I love the depth of it when opened. Have a great week:) U

Chookyblue...... said...

very cute.......

Cardygirl said...

Just lovely Janet...you will be the most glam of bag ladies!

Belinda said...

Well, I think anything worth doing is worth OVER doing!!! Your OVER the top is just perfect for me!! More is more don't you think!!!
Those little pandas are perfection!

Dixie said...

So, so adorable! Just love this bag in every way! Great work, Janet!

Maree: said...

Love the Fabrics..Great Bag.
cheers

Stephanie said...

I was thinking I was going to have to start calling you The Bag Lady! Your work is so precise and beautiful. That is THE cutest bag...

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It is adorable!

Kathie said...

just adorable
things are really bad here in NJ we are in a hotel
no power, trees down all over our town, flooding, major highways collapsed, never seen it this bad...
will be in touch, hopefully can go home soon
Kathie

Kathie said...

the bag is just adorable!!!! love the applique as well as the bag handle!
the way the top stays open is great!
perfect for working right in the bag is she wanted to!

Natalia said...

so pretty!

Mary said...

I looked back but don't see the pattern you used. Do you mind sharing? The bag is so cute - I'd like one and I know my daughters and granddaughters would like one, too.

Carrie P. said...

Too cute and what cute fabrics you used. Well done.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Janet - that's adorable! I LOVE LOVE that little person on both sides. You're just toooo clever!

Jantine said...

I am really in love with this bag. Those appliqu├ęs are sooo cute!

Salley said...

I wish I was a little girl again. Its beautiful.

taylorsoutback said...

Your bag is just the happiest carryall ever!

Thank you for visiting earlier and leaving such caring thoughts. It means a lot.

Shari said...

I just love this bag! Your changes are great and the applique is just too cute... what a great way to take a break from quilting - thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

Isn't it a great feeling when you have mastered something for your own use, the next one is always a little bit better, Like the way you put the zipper on the pocket on the lid . I have seen pockets placed on the side , I thought the pocket had been put on wrong until I used it and thought that's a neat idea.

Robin said...

Fabulous!!! And crazy cute. I love the look of it as well as the thoughtful design and functionality. You've certainly created an amazing sewing case!

Maria said...

This is so so cute!

Stina said...

Oh my goodness Janet.. Your BAGS.. they are the most fantastic ones I have seen in a long time.. so so adroable!!! Love everyone of them!!! WOW!!

MamaT said...

It's adorable.
I enjoyed looking at your blog.