Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Year, New Bag--Charm Pack Bag

I FINALLY finished this bag I started several weeks ago.  My new love of fabric and quilting is wonderful but I am not sure about making and finishing large quilts, both because of the expense and because of my inability to finish large projects.  So I have decided to use my wonderfully colorful fabric to make bags for the time being.  I don't think one can ever have too many bags!  :)

I used the lovely orangey fabric called Wrens & Friends by Gina Martin from Moda.  I bought the charm pack through Missouri Star Quilt Company and fabric by the yard at Harper's Fabrics and Quilt Co. in Overland Park, KS.  I decided on the orange fabric for the base and handles because I don't have many orange things and the color called out to me.  The oranges together with the browns make me think of Fall, which is when I started this bag!  We are currently in the grips of  a frigid Winter so these colors warm me up nicely.  I used Jenny Doan's tutorials on Craftsy and YouTube to help me make this bag.  This is my third bag made with her assistance.  She is awesome and so easy to follow!

Light side

Dark side

{ P.S.  I messed up the handles but I'm OK with that.  It makes the bag more endearing! :)}



Gina Martin said...

The handles look good to me! Thanks for choosing my fabric...I always worry no one will buy it!

Jenn said...

Gina, you really worry no one will buy your beautiful fabric? Wow, I can't believe that. But I guess we're all human. I can't wait to see what else you come out with. I may even make more bags with this fabric but use another color scheme. :)