Ok, back to the story. . . On December 5 the shop is having their annual Christmas sale and everyone who comes in and brings a canned good or food item (for the Eudora food pantry) gets to vote on their favorite bag. The shop girl with the bag with the most votes gets a shop gift certificate!
Being competitive, I was all over the Shop Girl Bag Challenge, and picked out a great bag (or so I thought) and some wonderful new batik fab with ducks and cat tails. Then I opened the pattern envelope. GULP! Thankfully there were illustrations in the pattern because it was so hard to follow that I had to read each step about 6 times. Then all the pieces have patterns and notches and interfacing, and fusible fleece, and peltex and zippers and ties, and flaps, and. . . .more like a prom dress than a quilt bag. I can usually whip up a bag in a few hours, but it took me a day to cut everything out and 2 days to stitch this baby up. It came out just as pictured, but not without a good bit of "unsewing" on my part and a few choice words directed at no one in particular.
The pink lining shows in the front inset and in both sides where the ties are located.
So now I need all my friends to go to the shop on December 5 and vote for my bag. It may not be the best looking but it sure was the most difficult! LOL Thanks for checking out my baggy saga!
Gosh...if I lived there, I'd certainly vote for this bag!!! I'd have been in big trouble making it...for some reason, I find most bag patterns hard...even the easy ones...so this one would have had me in tears, for sure!!! GREAT job on it!ReplyDelete
That's just how I felt the first time I read through the Smart Bag instructions. I needed a real sewer to walk me through it and even then there were times it didn't make sense. But your bag turned out to be beautiful: I love the batik you chose.ReplyDelete