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…
I 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.
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.
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!