Monday, 26 February 2007

Handbag 1

I thought I would show a bag today for a change. As said in former posts, I love taupe, grey and japanese fabrics. For a bag just right. I made this one mainly out of furniture and dress fabrics and I like how the same block looks different with different values. I made a small pocket which I attached to the inside of the bag for keys and small stuff. The leather handles are from a very old bag I bought at a flea market. I love flea markets for finding cheap handbags where I can use the handles. I have a whole collection now! When I am going to make the bags to go with them, well that is a very interesting question. Next question?!















Thanks a lot for the nice comments on my students quilts. I will pass them along.

19 comments:

joyce said...

Love the handbag. You would never think at first glance, that those are all the same block.

Cynthia said...

very nice bag Gwen. What a great idea using the handle from old bags found at the flea markets.

pamina (laurence) said...

Your bag is beautiful. Like you, i love the taupe japanese fabrics, they are my favourites with reproduction fabrics.

Angie said...

Great bag, Gwen, and what a wonderful idea, to pick up bags at flea markets to recycle handles from! Thanks for sharing this idea! :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Great idea (recycling handles)! I adore this bag, great job... I like the little one inside, too!!

Anne said...

Hello, your little sister again. I like it very much too. Can I have one!!

Conni Lu said...

With several bag patterns to be used, I think I'll swipe your idea of re-cycling handles - terrific idea! Love your bag!

teodo said...

Nice your bag!!! At first the blog appears all different.. only looking better I saw that the fabrics were different. ciao, ciao

Dawn said...

Oh Gwen! I LOVE that bag and fabrics, and the little one to go with the big one is wonderful! What I love the most though is the handles! Rats, I was going to say where did you buy those! Guess I'll have to start looking! Those handles are perfect!

dndwheeler said...

What an awesome bag! I also did not know they were the same block just different values. How neat! And recycled bag handles? NICE! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come back anytime and visit! www.joyisquilting.blogspot.com

Denise

Carole said...

Nice bag. Love the blocks on it. I read on another blog that you enjoy knitting socks, however your family has told you that they do not need socks. May I volunteer to be a sock receiver. I wouldn't want to deprive you of the joys of knitting socks. ;o) LOL Keep well!

Diana said...

Your bag is great! I love the blues and grays.

Wendy said...

Oh my...what a beautiful bag. I love bags and have made serveral but I never thought of finding handles at the flea market. Thanks for the tip.

lappemor said...

Oh I love your bag! The colors are just perfect. And the little make up bag is so cute.

Lois R. said...

What a beautiful bag! Just gorgeous! I have some wool slacks that my husband has worn out. I was trying to think what to do with the beautiful grays and blacks. A tote like yours would be a great use for the wools -- someday!

Darcie said...

What a great bag, Gwen. Love your idea of the little bag within the main bag.

I too am a lover of bags and purses and totes and things. A girl just cannot have too many!

(Old belts are also a good source for handles.)

Nadine said...

Hi, Gwen !
I didn't know your blog, up to now : WOW ! Everything is sooooo beautiful ! You are very talented ! Of course, I immediately put your name on my "favorite" list, and will come back very often !

Thanks a lot for your kind words on my blog,( I couldn't reach you personnaly, as you're on a "no reply" mode).

Smiles from Belgium !
Enjoy your quilting !
NADINE.

Pam said...

Nice to meet you. What a great idea to collect old handbags and use the handles for new bags. The bag turned out great - as well as the bag in the bag :)

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful bag. Love the idea of recycling. I have enough unused/unloved bags in the closet not to need to make a trip to the fea market anytime soon.