Thursday, March 3, 2011

It had to be patchwork!

 Playing around with the one piece design of this bag, from this book, I made a patchwork version.
 There's just something lovely about combining quilting cottons with linen, especially when they're shades of blue.  I find it irresistible.  Every time I make a project with linen, I want to make all future projects in linen.  I love it that much!

Along with changing the basic design into patchwork, I also lined and quilted the bag.
One of my favourite features?  Using the lovely blue cotton I received from Nicolette, to make binding for finishing the seams and for the lining of the bag.  I have been waiting for just the right project to use some of her gifted fabric.  Thank you, my friend!
From a friendship started in blog land, I learned that Nicolette shares my love of the colour blue, linen and patchwork and quilting.   It seems only fitting that I call this new version, "Nicolette". 

10 comments:

  1. Oh heavens that's GORGEOUS!! The fabrics are delicious!

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  2. Blue! Why am I not surprised! Lovely!
    Your love of blue reminds me of how I am with neutrals.

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  3. what a cute bag! love the colors with the linen. very lovely.

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  4. i heart blue too.... :D
    very lovely..

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  5. Such a pretty bag! I love blue too, and I love linen. I also made some linen/cotton bags recently. Thanks for sharing the book with us - but now it's going to go on my wishlist... must not buy any more books!

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  6. So pretty and quite a useful shape too! Linen is the bee's knees!!!

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  7. I love patchwork and I love using fabric that means something. Beautiful colors!

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  8. Nice bag you have made and wonderful colours. I've tried out your tutorial on the coin purse, and it was really great. Thank's:))

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