Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bag for Bobbi

At a Guild meeting a few months back, each of us received F8s of a line of fabrics by Michael Miller for a challenge. We were told we could make anything we wanted, but it had to be quilted. We could add one solid or any other MM fabric.

As it happens, back in January I offered a Pay-It-Forward through FB, and one of the people who signed on for it is in the Guild. I decided that a giant bag for Bobbi to haul projects (or perhaps her grandson or pug) around in was just the thing. 


Clicking on the photos will enlarge them, and I hope you will. The front of the bag, pictured above, shows off some of the prints and has embroidery and some buttons.

The back is in this picture, and has a generous outside pocket. Inside, not pictured, are two additional pockets.

The entire bag is hand-quilted using big stitches and Perle.

Bobbi liked it.


6 comments:

Bobbi said...

Oh she did, she really did. And your timing was so awesome - you *knew* I needed a boost after the disaster of my flooded sewing studio. So I am MOST grateful, and have a newer appreciation for the marvel that is Pay It Forward.

Fitzy said...

Loverly, as usual! Lucky Bobbi!

Laura said...

Love the bag, especially how you centered that print on the back of it. Looks great!

Janet O. said...

Nice big bag--who couldn't use that? And hand quilted, to boot! Wonderful!

Barbara Anne said...

Nice, pretty, and a wonderfully sturdy and roomy tote! Well done, you, and really lucky Bobbi!

I was sorry to hear about the flood in Bobbi's sewing room and hope there are many hands helping to clean it all up and to set all to rights again.

Isn't it fun to see how many directions folks go when there's a challenge to do something with a challenge fabric? I used to love seeing the Hoffman Challenge at the Houston Quilt Show when we lived in TX.

Hugs!

Lorna McMahon said...

Well done! Such a great gift. Love the hand quilted details!