Friday, September 24, 2010

My Raspberry Ripple bag!

Hi all,

I made this Melly & Me bag last friday in a class at Caboolture Sewing and I have been meaning to show you it but hadn’t managed to take a piccie until now…

img_2513 Isn’t my little model cute?

img_2528I used a gorgeous Kaffe print as the feature fabric. Now that I’ve made it, I’d say it comes together really easily, you just need to concentrate! I love it and will be making it again, next time I will make the straps a few inches longer though. In the class we also put in a phone pouch and I added a clip for my keys.

I washed this quilt today, by hand too! It is a big queen size.

img_2525 I made the bulk of the top 6 years ago but didn’t like the applique that was meant to be on it so it got put away. Then about 2 years ago I got the border fabric, which is a japanese style print, and decided to go with fans and ginko leaf applique.

img_2523  The pattern for this quilt is out of a magazine, I don’t remember which one, it was for a flannel country folksy style quilt. But as you can see I changed the look of it drastically! It now lives on my bed, maybe one day I’ll make another quilt so I can swap them around a bit.

Also, If you have made it this far! You might be interested in this quilting bee – Bee in Oz. It looks interesting and as I have never done a bee before thought it might be worth a try. The organiser is getting numbers together now so we can start in November. Check it out if you want to give it a go!

AND, DON’T FORGET MY GIVEAWAY ENDS TOMORROW!! Let your friends know, if I get to 50 comments I will do a second place draw!

Be happy,
Jess

7 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Great bag and cute model! And what a beautiful quilt. I'm not sure, did you say you just finished it, or you only washed it! In any case, it's gorgeous. BTW; I just blogged about your giveaway! I know I'm a bit late but better late than never, right? I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Happy Weekend. Hugs Vreni

Penny said...

I LOVE the bag!!! Gotta get back to my bag making craze:)
Hugs

Elyte said...

Yes your model is very cute. That bag is lovely and you could really have some fun playing with fabrics.

barcord said...

Hi Jess. I love your raspberry ripple bag, and your very cute model. You did good to wash that quilt by hand, well done. It is lovely. My daughter loves all things Japanese, so I made a quilt for her with J style prints. T'was very simple style, all squares and rectangles, and she loves it. Must put a pic on my blog.

Wendy B said...

love love LOVE both the quilt and the bag....and yes, your model is 'tres chic'!!! Off to check out the quilting bee!
sugary hugs
XXX Wendy :O)

Debbie said...

Love the bag, giving me inspiration to have a go at doing one of the patterns I have. Looks like you will be having the second draw as I see you have gone over 50 comments!

Debbie
Jump Creations

Michelle May said...

Fun bag and oh so fabulous quilt!!!
xx, shell