Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Bag

Yesterday was our guild meeting.  For the last few years the guild's January meeting has been a UFO Challenge. That means some time during the year you commit to finishing a project before the January meeting.  It is 2 fat quarters or $5 for each entry.  When you show a completed piece in January your entry cost is returned. The finished pieces are compared, and the top 3 are awarded a prize by viewers choice.   In March, I signed up the Grand Illusion and Quilter's Scrapbook.  Both were completed.  Those 2 quilts needed to go in yesterday.  The top made with Grand Illusion leftovers also went in.  The 2 baby quilts along with Scrappy Flowers needed to go for show & tell before gifting. That means 5 quilted pieces needed to go and a top. My big bag to carry just not very big.  A big quilt will fit, if it is crammed in. So, I decided to make a bag big enough. Here is the finished product.

The dark is blue jean yardage. The sides are Lola's old pant legs. The handles are the another part of Lola's pants. The liner is fabric that DH brought back from a business trip to Mexico. It needed to be big. 
You can see it holds lots. It is strong and just what was needed. Too bad the handles didn't make it on until this morning. It sure did feel good to the large pieces of batting, lining and jean fabric out of the stash. Hauling out all the other fabrics totally destroyed the sew room.  Most of it was put back together today. 

Linking up with Silly Mama Quilts and QuiltFabrication

Happily Sewing through Life,
Just another Quilter


  1. wow!

    Happy New Year!

    thanks for linking up!

  2. Super bag. I have a plan to make a big quilt bag this year. Maybe it will happen -- maybe not. Time will tell. Love repurposing old pants legs.

  3. It certainly does the job and using the denim fabric was a terrific idea!

  4. Super bag to use up fabric - such a good feeling! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

  5. That's a great bag, it looks like it will hold a lot. Using old jeans is a great idea!