Sunday, 27 May 2012

Modern She Made - a Flickr Swap - a Finished Project

Well, it's all finished.  My Modern She Made Swap project is in the mail, winging it's way to Florida, USA.

And here it is:

The Quilting Carry All Bag





It is a big bag - 16 1/2" long x 6 1/2" wide x 14" high.  I made it to be able to carry a 14" quilting hoop or embroidery hoop safely inside.  It is very, very roomy and completely padded to protect your precious cargo.




Inside the bag is divided into three separate compartments - again all padded to protect.  Ideal for carrying around your lovely books.  No more bent corners or damaged covers!  The middle compartment is 1" wide so even big, thick books will fit.




There is also a pocket along one internal side that has been divided into three - one big enough to hold a 6 1/2" ruler and two others big enough for scissors, rotary cutters and all manner of other things.





As one of the requirements of the swap was that the item needed to incorporate a circle in some way, I have raw edged machine appliqued circles to each end of the bag and also have sewn in beautiful, shiny circle rings into the handles.





As an additional little gift for my partner I have whipped up a little matching needlecase.  Pretty cute eh!?!?  I will very shortly be writing a free tutorial for this so keep watching this space!

I have had so much fun making this bag.  It has been a real design learning experience for me.  It took me a little time to figure out the internal engineering of the bag and the correct order of the construction steps.  I was determined to make it all my own endeavours so I did not look at any other patterns at all.  I had in my head the way it had to be and was determined to make it just so!!

I love this bad so much for it's beauty and versatility that I am going to reward myself with one!  I have also already been commissioned to make one for a friend and have been asked for the pattern by others.  Therefore, I will be making a pattern for it as well.  There are a few other patterns in the works first but it won't be too far off.
 

Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ....


 

27 comments:

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    1. Thanks sew much. I hope my swap partner thinks so too. Am a bit nervous waiting. Shame it takes so long (2 - 3 weeks) for mail to make it to the States. cheers, Karen.

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  2. I'm sure your swap partner will love it, Karen. Love the style, the fabric and all those compartments!!!

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    1. Thank you Pam. You are good for my ego!!! Cheers, Karen

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  3. Absolutely love it, can't wait for the tutorial. I WANT ONE TOO!!!

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    1. Thanks Pam. Me Too!!! While I loved making the bag I wish their was a bag making fairy to make the next one as I have commissions that I have to finish first!! And just to clarify - the tutorial will be for the little needlecase - a tutorial for the bag would be loooooong. However, in a while (not too long I hope as I will write it from the bag I make myself!!) I will write up a pattern for the bag. Cheers, Karen.

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  4. What a great bag! Love that it's so roomy with lots of pockets. Bet your swap partner will be thrilled!

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    1. I sure hope so. It won't have reached her yet so am holding my breathe! Cheers, Karen.

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  5. This is fab! Everything you could ever wish for in a bag!

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    1. Thanks - must make myself one before too long!! cheers, Karen.

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  6. Awesome bag! Form, function, and fun! Love Outside Oslo - great fabric!

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    1. Wonderful alliteration! When I make up the pattern I will borrow that - form, function and fun - in the marketing blurb!!! Cheers, Karen.

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  7. A beautiful bag! It would also make a great diaper bag, I think. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes it would - someone else pointed that out to me as well. More for the marketing blurb when the pattern comes out!! Cheers, Karen.

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  8. Love this bag - do you have a tutorial on one of your pages?
    JoAnn

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    1. Hi JoAnn, I am sorry to say I don't have a tutorial on this. It would be too looooong. However, in a little while I will be releasing the pattern for this bag. I will post about it once it is ready.

      cheers,
      Karen.

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  9. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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    1. Woo Hoo. Thanks Mandy. Will keep linking up as I have more to show off! Cheers, Karen.

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  10. Such a lovely bag! So roomy, you can't beat a massive bag!

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    1. Fits everything but the kitchen sink!!! Thanks for the comment. Cheers, Karen

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  11. Loving the bag, I'd have wanted to keep it for myself - it's bad enough handing over a Bee Block to the Queen! Smashing job :)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean!! Now I have to make another one for myself! Cheers, Karen.

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  12. Oh well done! Don't you just feel chuffed when you make something that comes totally from your own ideas? AND it works! :)
    I'm sure your partner will find it endlessly useful.

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    1. Chuffed indeed!! Thanks sew much. Cheers, Karen

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  13. blissfulsewing2 June 2012 14:08

    What a pretty bag!!Who wouldn't love it!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  14. Really great bag that is really well made. Thanks for entering it into the contest! Good luck.

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  15. WOW! What a great bag! I just saw it over at Ellison Lane Quilts and now am going back to vote for it.

    Can't wait to get my hands on the pattern.

    Judi

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