Friday, April 27, 2012

I { heart} patchwork handbag

 I { heart} patchwork
{yes, i really do}

The patchwork handbag just finished in time to share with you. I used the triangles that I cut off from the Swoon quilt top. Sometimes, it is hard to come up with a new ideas about scraps. I wanted to make a new handbag for myself and was thinking in a elegant style and with {pockets}. I keep telling myself that pockets are important this time. I made two inner pockets this time and decided to use hour glass block and Ayumi has a great tutorial for it! It is fairly simple and easy block. The between squares fabric are that Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley and Suzuko Koseki's label print fabric. The handles are purchased from the local Joann store { any craft store might have carry them}. I design the bag pattern myself. I wanted something simple, but will fit the everyday outfit that I wear ( jeans and t-shirts).

Each time when I work on a new project I use camera to document periods of process { I am sure many of you do}.  Sometimes, I am always amazed how much time that have pass by or how much little detail that I have added on each time. Lately, I have been a scraps player! The idea is playing scraps and give them some new life! I promised my sister I would make her something this summer. I am still not sure what to make, but surely will be { patchwork style}.  I have another set of same hour glass patchwork top that's ready to make into a handbag. I haven't decided on the handbag pattern, but I think might be the similar style.

As far as the swoon quilt top! Yes! I am going to hand-quilt it! It will take me a while to get it finish, but I really like the imperfect stitches on the quilts. It just make it more {me} quilt. The swoon quilt is totally so cool and I really really wish I can have ten arms to get it quilted and snuggled it with every night! I will wait and I will keep you post about the progress!

xxC

28 comments:

  1. I totally and utterly love this bag Chase!

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  2. this bag is absolutely gorgeous Chase! love love every tiny detail of it! xx

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    1. Thanks, Paula!! I am glad I hand-quilted. Somewhat I am attached to the imperfect stitch lines.

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  3. This may be the coolest bag ever!

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  4. En av de fineste veskene jeg har sett :)

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    1. Thank you! {I used Google translator.. :) } xo

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  5. this is so cool!!! i love it

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  6. This turned out so BEAUTIFUL - just love it! Your Swoon top looks fantastic, too. It will look wonderful when you hand quilt it...
    ; )

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    1. Thank you, Marit! I am hoping to have Swoon quilt top basted in this summer, so I can take time to work. :) xo

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  7. I am new to your blog and I really like what I am seeing here.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and welcome!! Please come again and thank you! xo

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  8. what a wonderful job you did with that bag Chase! love the hand quilting and the wooden handles...!

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