Sunday, 20 January 2008

BQL bag

I have signed up for a bag challenge with the British Quilt List. It started in January this year, and you get instructions to make this lovely shopping bag which is based on the shape of a supermarket carrier bag. Providing you make the bag and post a photo of it online, every month you get instructions for a different bag. I must admit that I found the instructions challenging. There are lots of photos, but since the originator of the pattern chose to make her demo bag in turquoise with a turquoise lining, the photos didn't turn out to be as helpful as they might have been! Never mind, with a bit of help from a friend (Jane) I worked it out, and it turned out to be one of those patterns which make more sense when you're actaully doing it than when you're reading it! Have a look at Jane's great bag with biker chicks on it.

I used some of my favourite Alexander Henry 'Stylish Girls' fabric which a friend brought me back from America a few years ago. It looks great with a yellow lining. The best thing about this bag is its little pocket, which is big enough to hold the bag when you're not using it for shopping.

If you want to make this bag there's still plenty of time to join the challenge. Seee you there!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh looks great. Glad you were able to work out the pattern. Now we'll have to go shopping you-know-where with our outlandish matching bags!! :o)

blackbearcabin said...

cute bag...i have some alexander henry fabric i purchased to quilt with, then decided the print is too big to work into a design...maybe i should make it into a bag too.
thanks for the inspiration!