Friday, May 16, 2008

A little aside on the bag front

I'm keeping up with the bql bag challenge, but haven't particularly enjoyed the last couple of months, so no pics. (It's not the bags themselves - I'm using up fabric that I wouldn't put into a quilt so can't get excited about the outcome!) But ...... in the March issue of QuiltWOW were instructions from Di Goodison for bags made from re-cycled plastic bags. I saw Di demonstrating these at a QGBI Conference a couple of years ago and loved her style. This is my take on the QuiltWOW pattern, the bag is made from an M & S carrier and the 'flower' is made from the reverse side of the same bag. The cord is made from a couple of selvedges to carry the re-cycled theme through. I particularly like the way leaving the side seams open at the top changes the shape of this bag - I'll be making some more!


indigocarole said...

Linda, it looks very smart. I wonder how I missed this one? Off to look at March QuiltWOW. A girl can never have too many bags, especially waterproof ones.

sharon young said...

What a great bag, Linda, it almost looks like crocodile skin, must be all the colour and the stitching. Love the daisy.