Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A quick finish

Why is it that some projects sit there half finished, or half formulated in your head, for ages and then others are done immediately? I knew that when I saw this fabric on Thursday that it would make a great 'sober' bag. 
Bag making fabric
I really wanted to make the bag straight away so I got to it last Saturday afternoon. I used  Judith's slouch bag pattern and this is the finished result.

Slouch bag 2
I love the way that the fabric is more sober but although the background is grey there is plenty of colour there too. I like bags to have pockets so I have added a zipper closure pocket and a little slip pocket for my phone.
Pockets detail
I can't tell you how much I like this bag. It is practical, useful and looks good against my black coat.

A 'sober' slouch bag
Now I am going to spend a couple of hours on those half finished projects. The one at the top of my list is my Christmas table runner. I am determined to have this finished in plenty of time so that I can use it in the run up to Christmas. At the Duxford Quilt Show I bought this gismo from Creative Grids and it is well worth the money as there is no sums or working out to do and there is no fabric wastage. I am sure that cardboard templates would work as well but I have gone for the gismo!
2 in 1 Peaks triangle ruler
I have made up some 6" strips of 'Christmas fabric'. These strips have a couple of true Christmas in them but I have mainly used green, red and grey fabrics that aren't Christmas prints.
Red Christmas runner block

Green Christmas runner block
My table is 5 ft long so I am going to need a few more blocks… so I am going to get down to them whilst the light lasts.

Di x


  1. This is a fab bag Di! Is the main fabric Anna Maria Horner? The funky orange lining really makes it pop. I must make a bag soon!!

  2. great bag. I love the placement of the big blousy floor - v.clever. Good job!

  3. The loulouthi is fabulous in your slouch! Great choice! And I love your triangle blocks! Jxo

  4. Beautiful. The fabric is perfect for this bag!

  5. The bag looks wonderful - great choice of fabrics for it! The blocks are fabulous, very clever!

  6. Oh I love your bag Di, great fabric choices!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the fabric for that bag. And that will be a pretty neat tab;e runner - woo hoo!!

  8. Your bag is gorgeous! That field study print is lovely.I love creative grids rulers - your blocks look great x

  9. You are very busy, and the bag looks super! Happy using! Like your blocks as well, cheerful and bright. Did you use that rule for making them?

  10. I love the bag. Can't wait to see the table runner. I have never seen that ruler before. I guess I need to go looking for yet another ruler that I can't live without.

  11. Just bought this bag pattern on etsy! Thanks for the link x