Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mixed Bag

One of my favorite projects to make is Mixed Bag designed by my friend Nanette Merrill of
Freda's Hive.
I've made this bag several times and it turns out wonderful in every fabric combination.

Mixed Bag features 12 vertical fabrics in a row, with 6 on the front...

and 6 on the back.

I used the line Wee Woodland by Keiki for Moda.

Mixed Bag will be a store sample for Quilted Works.
Lori Pallas, the manager asked me to implement the Inazuma handles they had just received in 3 beautiful colors.

I loved the red ones the most.

The handles do not come with any instructions, but they are easy to install.
I used a double length of thread in a matching color, and hand sewed using the provided holes as a guide.

Such a fun fabric line.

And you know how much I love fussy cutting pieces of fabric to use for covered buttons.
**just in case you are wondering, I will be taking pictures today of my delightful guests. We stayed up until 1:00 a.m. yabbering away, and SOME of us are still in our pajamas.

15 comments:

Material Mary said...

Love love love this!!
Mary

Truffle queen said...

What a cute purse! I need to make some for family and friends! Guess I need to get the pattern! Have fun with your friend!!

Needled Mom said...

This bag is adorable!!!

Maxine said...

Can't wait to make one...the bag is so cute..Enjoy your guest's. Maybe we should see who is still in their pj's.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Darling bag! Love the handles and the button!

MGM

Shannon said...

What a fun bag. I have one of those myself, and you are right they are fun to make.

Shari said...

I have some of those handles and wasn't sure how to use them (i.e. type of bag). Now I know. Great bag... thanks to Nanette for such a great pattern!

Carol said...

OMG that is the cutest bag EVER! Love the leather handles. Have fun girls...a jammie day is wonderful!

Kim's Treasures said...

Gorgeous!!!

Sherri said...

Love the finished bag...the red handles are perfect!

Muddling Through said...

I like that pattern, too, have made it a couple of times, and it really looks good in this line of fabrics. I like those handles, too. I'll have to look for them.

Lois Evensen said...

How cool. I love containers and bags are at the top of the list.

Jackie said...

I love the mixed bag with those handles!! Nanette's pattern is terrific. Love the fabrics that you chose too!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love love love this bag. The handles are so incredibly darling with it. It is perfect with this line too. I'm so excited to have my patterns at Quilted Works. I think that store has a huge future. Yayy. thanks Nedra, so much

quilts said...

Oh my gosh I forgot I have Nanaette's bag I bought at the Quilt Walk Festival. I need toget it out and make it! Thanks for reminding me. Does that tell you how deep my project stack is??? love ya Claudia