By the time my mum reads this, she will have received her new bag. This is my July goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes at Sew Bittersweet Designs. You can see the original post about the project here.
I couldn't be more pleased with how well that green batik went with the pink floral - dogwood(?) - fabric. They were not bought at the same time, probably not even in the same year!
Here is the inside:
Summer Scents Mosaic, under which I'm sitting as I type this...in bed! Green is my mum's absolute favourite colour. I made the inside pocket with a piece of the front bag body fabric. The bag has interfacing ironed to the bag body.
For the bottom insert, I used a piece of blue camper's foam cut to fit, and covered it with the same green lining fabric.
I love it, and I know she will. She thinks she is getting a new bag from Serenity Lavender Farm...which I will still get her if she really wants it. Just thought this would be a nice surprise!
I added a magnetic snap to hold the bag closed. I used velcro in her first one, but these are nicer. I also did some 1/4" spaced quilting with Sulky Holoshimmer in green on the bag band. I also did the straps a bit differently than in the pattern, adding in Warm 'n Natural batting strips for a softer but more durable strap. I have made this pattern at least 7 times, once for me, the rest as gifts.
Size: 10 X 15 X 5"
Pattern: "Hold Everything" Quilts 'n More Premiere Issue 2005
Fabric: bag body - Timeless Treasures "Illumine"; bag band - batik; lining - scraps
Thread: pieced with Coats & Clark All Purpose and Gütermann; Topstitched with Sulky Holoshimmer and green Sulky Rayon on the handles