Sunday, 4 March 2007

Bag 2




Well, it seems that you like bags out there. So here is another one. I bought in a discount supermarket a cheap bag with an ugly synthetic lining and that is what I made of it. I got the idea from a japanese magazine and used some more of my dress, trousers, shirts fabrics and some japanese as well. Inside I used a Laura Ashley fabric and I put two pockets, one with a zipper. Unfortunately we don´t have any Laura Ashley shops anymore in Germany, maybe it is better for my credit card!



The bag is hand appliquéd and hand quilted.



Yesterday we had a wonderful meeting at our local guild. We were over 130 ladies and had a long and beautiful show and tell. Unfortunately I had forgotten my camera. As soon as someone else puts some pictures on the web, I will put a link. There were a lot of gorgeous bags as well!
Thank you for all the nice comments on my first bag, there are more bags to come. Did I tell you that I love making bags!?
Update:
Bea has put some pictures of the guild meeting on her blog. Thank you Bea!

16 comments:

Fiona said...

What a great idea to use another bag as a base. I miss being able to buy Laura Ashley dress fabric - since they moved their manufacturing abroad you can't buy the dress fabric here. I do look out for old Laura Ashley dresses in charity shops though, and I cut them up for patchwork.

Carole said...

WOW! you're quite creative! I love it! Hum.... I've go some Amy Buttler fabric that would make a great bag. Trade you for a pair of sock! lol Keep well! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sabine said...

Deine beiden Taschen sind wirklich wunderschön.
Ich liebe es auch Taschen zu nähen, aber so tolle habe ich noch nicht hinbekommen. Allerdings stöbere ich auch immer gerne in meinen japanischen Magazinen, vielleicht lasse ich mich ja von Dir inspirieren.
Liebe Grüße
Sabine

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Just the thing for spring! It's wonderful!!

Bea said...

Ich liebe diese Tasche - aber das weißt du ja schon ... grins

YankeeQuilter said...

How clever! I love decorating/planning a bag but the construction part always puts me off! I wish there had been quilt guilds in Germany when I lived there. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Conni Lu said...

I love this bag!!! It's wonderful!

pamina (laurence) said...

What a wonderful idea et quelle belle manière d'embellir un sac !

Rose Marie said...

Great bags! Are there any more in the works?

Helen said...

Great bag. Was it Quilts Japan that you got some ideas from? They have fabulous stuff.

teodo said...

I love bags and this is beautiful. ciao ciao

Jane Weston said...

What a beautiful bag. I love making bags too! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the advice about the blue pen. I'll keep that in mind. TTFN

Marcie said...

That bag is darling! I love your scrappy daisies. I might need to borrow that idea. Your students quilts are lovely. That is a neat project.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Thank you for visiting my blog - stop by again, Gwen!

Your bag is beautiful - you're incredibly creative!

Simonetta said...

Wow!!!Beautiful bag!!!It is very lovely :))))

Anne said...

your little sister again,I am a snap dragon too and somehow I think that we are different!! Nice bag by the way, how is my new throw coming on?