Saturday, April 12, 2008

Some Cool Bags

As I've mentioned, my wife has really become quite the bag maker with her machine. She picked it up very quickly and has made some beautiful bags. Recently, I've purchased a couple of Jelly Rolls but haven't yet found a quilt pattern that I'm interested in trying out with them ... so I decided to try this bag thing out.

I picked up a copy of this pattern from Bunny Hill Designs and decided to make a few. I already completed one and sent it to my mom up in Brooklyn, but didn't get a picture of it before shipping it off. The ones pictured here are not completed yet, but I'm planning on giving the two Swell bags to my beautiful grandmothers for Mother's Day. The Za Za one might go to our sister-in-law.

I think I might just leave the bag-making to my wife. I kind of wish I had kept the Swell fabrics for a blanket.


  1. Hi Quilt Dad. My husband would like to be a quilt dad but I won't get off the machine, so he helps me choosing fabrics etc. Be encouraged, surf other peoples blogs and leave comments so they can link back and get to know you.
    Will be back to see your quilt swap progress!

  2. So what did your mom think of her new bag? See if she will pose for a photo with it to post on your blog...would love to see it! :)

  3. Mom LOVED it ... she's very proud. I'll definitely try to get a pic the next time I'm up in NYC ... but no close up's of the bag. I machine stitched the binding in my haste to complete it, and I'm not ashamed to say it's a hot mess. But I'm still learning ...