Thursday, 25 July 2013

patchwork bag finished

Here is the bag  I made using the hexagons I had made from the batik triangles.    It has been unpicked twice,  first time I used polyester wadding and it was far too bulky so undid it.   I removed the wadding and muslin from everywhere except under the patchwork as I had hand quilted this.   I then tried quite a thick iron on vylene, did not like this either so managed to pull it off and finally mad it up without any thing apart from the black fabric and some very nice poly cotton for the lining.   I suppose it is a bit floppy but I am quite happy with it, much happier than when it had the wadding in.    Not sure if I will use it when I go to the quilt show, that had been my intention, mind you it is not very big for a shopping trip,  maybe that s just as well!
Will not bore you with lots of photos, have put the 4 on a collage,  close ups of the quilting,  the red I did in the ditch then added some small hexagons,  the green side I have done triangles on and nothing in the ditch. The green side is my favourite side.   Did consider machine quilting but need to have some practise at it first as have not done any yet.

I have turned the top layer down a bit so you can see the lining, think it is nicer to put a nice one in rather than using lining fabric.

22 comments:

Starr White said...

Wow, it's really lovely Margaret! That wonderful pattern looks like some kind of fantastic jewel. You should take it and show it off :)

Cattinka said...

Hi Margaret, it turned out nice, and you really should take it to your patchwork group, the ladies will love it.
KATRIN W.

Annet said...

That's a great bag! I like the quilting on both sides.

Gaia said...

Very nicely done, and all the colours are pretty too. You should show it off :)

Nana said...

Very pretty indeed and the hexas are fantastic looking on the bag.

Nana

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

Margaret, lovely are your influences, already now understands everything, and I admire your commitment art.
Greetings, ......

Lady Locust said...

That looks great. I agree with the others that you need to take it. Love the quilting patterns in the blocks - it adds so much texture.
PS - forgot to say...same birdbath Wow! Just shows how far manufacturers go. I might add, you have excellent taste:?)
Smiles,
Lady Locust

Queeniepatch said...

Great looking bag, Margaret. it will be the star of the show!

Anneliese said...

Very beautiful looking bag and you can be proud of it.

Anneliese said...

I also like the quilting on it and you were very patient to undo and redo -

Susan Hook said...

Your bags have turned out lovely and worth all the unpicking! You were talking about wadding, it was a while ago now but I used something like interfacing, I will have to check when I go in the shop what it is called. It is like a felt feal on one side and a lining material on the other but it is stiffer than material and is ideal for in between your lining, I will let you know.

Margo Brooks said...

Gorgeous! I love how the colors pop against the black!

Anita said...

Beautiful bags Margaret! Love the quilting..I agree with all the others..You should take it to the quilt show...

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your bag and hexagons looks super and definitely should be taken to the quilting show as it needs to be seen! Enjoy the show :)

Grit said...

Wonderful bags.

Jillian said...

Wow, looks just great. Love the quilting and dimension it gives. Congratulations!

tubakk said...

That's great. And you know I love hexagons. And I invite you to visit my blog this afternoon to get a surprise.

Kippy SoMature said...

very, very pretty Margaret! the hand quilting you have done is lovely :)

Claudia said...

What a beautiful bag! Handquilting is always something very special!

Pippas quilts said...

The hexagons are like jewels and the black background really shows them off a treat. I always put in another bag just in case, you never know.

Createology said...

Lovely tote bag. This is a wonderful way to showcase your quilting skills. Quilting Bliss Dear...

Alexandra Jungen said...

Du hast sehr schöne Taschen gepacht!
Mir gefällt der Block sehr gut.
LG
Alexandra