Saturday, August 31, 2013

I Just Can't Stop!

I think this must be my 9th or 10th one. Just popping in with this latest 241 bag for a friend who previously commissioned me to make one for her friend's birthday. When it was complete, she said "I need one, too!"

She shopped my stash. I was very brave and only said "sorry, you can't have that", to one fabric she chose (it was Echino cameras in blue folks. Those babies are mine). Here's her chosen fabric combo.

241 bag by Poppyprint
An unknown Japanese dragonfly print, Stamped triangles for side pockets, Essex yarn dyed linen everywhere else.

241 bag by Poppyprint
One zip pocket in front with an Echino dot lining

241 bag by Poppyprint
It's a Summersville party on the inside.

241 bag by Poppyprint
Adjustable strap for cross-body wear. I prepare a 55" long strap and cut off 4" from one end to use for the ring tab.

I'm working my way through a manageable list of obligated sewing before I dig into my long-awaited Liberty Spool Quilt project. My background Kaufman Cambridge ivory lawn is now here and I'm itching to begin! School starts next week and it's back to routine around here.  I've always loved September and will forever feel like it is the true beginning of the year. 

Happy New School Year! Have a safe weekend, friends.

21 comments:

Jodie said...

She made great chioices !!! It looks fab.

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

You are brave! I won't let anyone pick from my stash because I don't want to have to say "No." LOL! Love it. I think I'm going to have to give that one a try. I wear all my purses cross-body so thank you for describing how you adjusted the strap for cross-body wear.

legato1958 said...

It's gorgeous !!I love that pattern, too, and it turned out so pretty!

Susie

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

another beautiful bag!! She will love it .

Heather D. said...

Seriously awesome. I love the Summersville lining. Enjoy your long weekend Krista!

paulette said...

I LOVE everything about this bag!! What a lucky friend!! You could seriously go into business!!
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Karen said...

What a beautiful bag. A smart lady to treat herself.

Karen

trudys_person said...

Another very nice bag!

Linda said...

SO CUTE!

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Leanne said...

I keep thinking I need to make that bag for me, I too have given away a few. Your friend's fabric choices are excellent. And tell me about the cambridge ivory lawn, maybe I need some.

Delores said...

Thanks, Krista, for posting this today, I am working on my second one and was just wondering how to make the strap adjustable and how long?.... all my questions answered. It's a great bag!!

Flying Blind... said...

You rock the 241s xxx

traceyjay said...

nice bag! I love the combo, and am especially fond of the Summersville party inside.
(and good for you for having some fabric boundaries) ;)

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Such a beautiful at. Now that the summers over I need to rescue mine from my daughters clutches!

OPQuilt said...

Lovely bag with its cool colors. Glad you were brave to say no to the fav fabric! We all do have our favorites.

I, too, love September, and even though I start teaching in August, I never feel like we're really in school until I can write "September" on my lesson plans. Here's hoping for a great year!

Dianne said...

Lovely bag Krista! How cool that your house colour is the perfect backdrop for the photo :0)

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Love it! I think I am ready to give my first one a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Arita said...

Another great bag. Do you purchase your silver rings locally or online?

einfach bunt said...

I like the way you placed the zipper!
The 241 is my summer bag this year.
When I make an autumn bag, I will make your zipper style!

Strawberry Patch said...

I can't wait to see you start on the spool quilt!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Lovely bag and I'm paying attention to how you did the strap. Very nice, and elegant.
best, nadia