Tuesday, January 13, 2009

custom order


this was made for my friend Darcy to give to her mom for Christmas.
the fabric is from a Moda Charisma charm pack.
it veers from my normal style, but i think i like it anyway.

53 comments:

Julie said...

great bag!!
Did you use leather handles?? they look great.
julie

Kim said...

The colors are very pretty. Nice work!

Regi said...

Awesome! Love the colors, love the shape.. nice job!

~Regi

Shanna said...

Aren't purses fun!! Do you put on a closure or just leave it open? Great job! I love the fabrics!

amandajean said...

julie,

i used a heavy weight cotton for the handles.

aj

amandajean said...

shanna,

i didn't put a closure on this one. but for some of my bags i do.

aj

Amy said...

That is a really cute bag, I love it!

Did you leave the charm squares whole or are they trimmed into smaller squares?

rachel griffith said...

it looks great!!!

Heather said...

This is adorable. I love the material.

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Valerie said...

Ooooo love that!

denitza said...

That bag is so pretty! Love it!
If you put closure on the bag, what kind do you use?

Chara Michele said...

It is a pretty bag! :)

Mary Sarah said...

It's adorable! I love it!

Renee said...

Love the greens and blues in the bag. What a nice Christmas gift for some lucky person to receive!!

MichelleB said...

Your bag is wonderful. I just love Charisma! I have a charm pack, too, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. And while I need. no. new. fabric. I'm debating getting some more Charisma.

~D Spack~ said...

Wow that's pretty! Did you use the ones I sent you??? You are fast!

Contented Caroline said...

It's lovely - such great colours and fabric.

Anna said...

I love the Charisma line and I love charm bags! I have made one that is similar but a little more rectangular. I also didn't quilt it. Even more inspiration, gee my list is growing.

Anna

CJ said...

Gosh I have tons of charm squares, what a great tote!

Karen said...

I think the bag is very cool and colorful;) Great job!

Holly said...

Very nice! The straps look like they turned out really well. I also thought at first that they were made of something else, maybe suede, until I saw your comment answer. What a pretty line of fabric, too.

CAB said...

Cute - beautiful fabrics and adorable bag!

Sarah said...

Very cute...I love the fabric and the handles!

lera said...

Very nice. Are those leather handles or fabric?

Jenn Boerger said...

Beautiful bag! Just returned from my first ever quilt retreat, where I complete the top to my second ever quilt! Still love seeing your work, and being inspired by it!

christine said...

thank you much for the stippling tutorial, the video. i finally dared to meander myself and after half a quilt, i had it worked out. of course, there will have to be hundreds more until i know what i'm doing. thanks for your blog, you are my quilt guru! ;)

SarahB said...

I love it! What a great use for a charm pack!

Picnicking in Dreamland said...

I love this!! I got this same charm pack, and I'm working on an hourglass quilt with them. Won't be very big, but I look forward to seeing all the great colors and patterns when it's all finished.

Farmyard Crafts said...

It's really cute!! It's always good to make something a bit different!!!

Whosies said...

i love anything patchy

Laurie said...

The bag looks great. Great idea for a charm pack!

Jackie said...

Great gift!

Barb said...

Love the bag....

Linda said...

The bag is really cute! As is the pink flea market fancy quilt! :)

Sherry said...

The bag looks great. I'm sure she loved it.

Thimbleanna said...

Very Nice Crazy Mom! I'll bet it was fun to do a bag for a change, no?

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love the charisma line - your bag looks great!

Lisa said...

I love the bag. I have 4 Charisma charm packs waiting for me to make a quilt.

Quilting Mai said...

The bag looks great

nicolette said...

The fabrics veer from your normal style indeed, but the bag looks great!

Koningskind said...

Nice bag!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

lol! I just finished morning coffee, have not showered or dressed yet, and have already spent money buying the Moda fabric pack listed in your post! So pretty! Those fabric collections make project color choices so easy! Thanks for posting!

Rebekah said...

so cute! I love quilted bags like this

amandajean said...

amy,

i trimmed the charm squares to 4.5"

aj

amandajean said...

denitza,

so far, the only closures i have used on my bags are the sew in ones. i have purchased some magnetic snaps, but i haven't used them yet.

aj

sulu-design said...

Veering away from your usual style always has awesome outcomes.

Material Girl said...

love your blog and the charisma fabric. your prolific quilting has inspired me to finish projects that i start. thanks for the inspiration. i have a broken bone in my hand and i m learning to sew and type with one and a half hands. no caps and very little cutting with scissors. Debbie

Kerri said...

what a lovely quilted bag!! love it!!

house on hill road said...

it's really cute.

MYRA said...

A simply lovely bag! Love the fabrics!
Happy stitchings! 8-)

Marcia said...

Love it!

Anina said...

It's good to veer off in a different direction every so often. The bag is lovely.

a friend to knit with said...

i really need to make a patchwork bag!!
i am in love with yours.