Monday, May 10, 2010

"Happy" Market Bag

I have to get this off my chest. I splurged. I don't usually buy 3 magazines at once. I did this weekend. It was Mother's Day Weekend! That's my excuse and I am sticking to it.
Anyhow, I picked up these 3 and so glad I did. Stitch is out of this world and Quilts and More...well it goes without saying how great they are.
 I spent quite a bit of time Saturday oohing and ahhing projects in these magazines.
On top of my heavy reading I did get in some sewing.
A "happy" bag using the Grids and Grommets pattern by Indygo Junction.
I machine quilted the fabric myself ---- yep you read that right. I DID it! Yeah...feeling more and more willing to quilt my own things.
Anyhow, I had some bumps in the road making this.
Like...um apparently it called for 1/2 inch seams....since when? I am a QUILTER and I only use 1/4 inch seams.....well the bag still turned out but not the exact size originally intended.
But it's still functional and cute.
I love the white grommets...
I also got even more adventurous and made a wonder wallet with some scraps I had left.
I also had some trouble with sewing it. Maybe it was just me this weekend.

It fits perfectly inside the bag!
I think it will be a perfect combo for a Spring Quilt Market bag!
 I'm getting excited for market. I keep seeing sneeks here and there in blog land.
If you are going to market, email me....I'd love to meet you :)

16 comments:

mandylifeboats said...

i LOVE the green, turquoise, white combination. don't u just love those big grommets. bag is great, thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

That bag is beautiful!!! Regardless of the size of the seam, looks great to me!!! The wallet is pretty too. I love that you used white on the inside of the bag. I have heard of the new mag. Stitch, but have not seen it in person yet.

PamKittyMorning said...

Pretty cheerful!

Sinta Renee said...

Your tote is really cute! I love the little matching wallet too! Are grommets easy to do?

Jan said...

Love it! I can understand the seam allowance error. Before I started quilting I mainly made garments, 5/8" seams. It was a bit switch to 1/4", and I really have to think about anything else, now.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the bag Vickie! I made it too and it would be perfect for market! I gave it to my sister though! Yes, I'll be there - I'm thinking of making a bigger name tag so people can see who I am.

SillyMama said...

Cute bag! You are tempting me to go buy those magazines - one I have already!

PunkiePie said...

Cute, cute,cute!! I Love it!!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a cheerful bag!

Sandra said...

What a cute bag! The gromets really add to the look. Love the little wallet as well. Nice job!

Sarah Craig said...

I have the same problem with magazines - and those pictured are in my library right now! I absolutely love the quit on the cover of the new Quilts & More - definitely on my to-do list!! Your bag is beautiful, and I'd love to make a wallet like that - it looks easy and perfectly sized....

Judy C said...

Love the bag, looks real springy, and a lovely wallet to go with.
Have fun at quilt market.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful tore and bag. I really need to try one.
Would be nice to make one with fabrics I like and lots of pockets for my junk;)

Debbie

Sandy said...

I love the bag fabric...so fresh!!

Sherri said...

I've been reading the same magazines! Love your new bag too!

teresamnj said...

Cute! I have both quilt mags. Going to have to check out that bag pattern.