Show & Tell at guild meetings always bring on a burning desire for me to go to a quilt shop. Most of the time I’m able to control myself and stay away.
I’ve never really made a cute quilted type bag of any kind and Beth, one of the very sweet girls at a guild I visited for a few days last week, had the cutest bags and she often teaches bag classes. The lady I was staying with had made a really cute bag so I was already having bag fever when Beth brought out a couple more bags to show me. I was hooked and then she offered to take me to the local quilt shop, get the pattern and get the supplies and, of course, since I didn’t have access to my stash and was anxious to get started .. even though I have two quilts with me to bind and add the hanging sleeve, and a whole quilt top to make, we rushed off to the quilt shop and bought everything I needed to make two bags.
This is the pattern she suggested I start with. It’s Grids & Grommets from Indygo Junction.
This is the fabric I got to make mom a bag. The fabric at the top will be the lining and maybe the strap . . I cannot remember but will figure it out.
These are the fabrics for my own bag. The top fabric is for my lining.
When will I get these made? I don’t have a clue! Soon I hope. Now you see why I added fabric to this week’s stash report.