Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A Just Right bag for Diane

Over the summer while visiting with my sister Diane she admired my Orange Kate Spain Just Right Bag and I knew immediately that I would make her one this year for a Christmas gift.

What makes this bag extra special is the main fabric is leftover from the backing I used for the Tribute to Danny quilt and the Remembering Danny quilt.  This is how it turned out.
I knew that I wanted to use a Red fabric for the front pocket as Red, White and Black were Danny's school colors and it took some searching through my stash to find just the right one.
The Red print lines the front zippered pocket as well as the front open pocket.
I kept the quilting simple with jut diagonal straight lines.  I thought I was going to do the same in the opposite direction to result in a triangle pattern but once I finished the sewing in the first direction I decided that I liked this better.
The top zipper is a bit trickey to put in but the one for the front pocket zipper is definitely easier.
I didn't have enough of the Red print fabric for the inside lining and chose instead to use a gray print from the same line and I really like the contrast.  Both fabrics are from the Wallflowers line by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics.
I still love that this bag pattern has so many inside pockets plus a roomy center section.
To say she was beyond thrilled with her gift is a huge understatement.
I expect that I'll end up get requests for this bag from a few other family members and I'll be happy to oblige.  It comes together quickly enough and makes a great gift. 

5 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Michele! I love the specialness of the purse you made for your sister. We quilters put love into everything we make.

  2. That is a very nice bag and I love black, white and red together, too. The quilting in one direction is nice, I've done that on a lap size quilt before. I'm sure you will have plenty of requests for one of these.

  3. What a thoughtful gift in so many ways. I might need to make one of these for myself. It might be faster than trying to find that "just right" purse, too.

  4. I love seeing your posts again! What a perfectly meaningful gift! I love making purses, but rarely make time to do so unless I have a request. Happy New Year!

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