I Got Stuck

I made a lot of progress on my table runners last weekend, pieced, pinned and ready to be machine quilted.  But then I got stuck.  If you have a pet, you can appreciate my dilemma.

Callie on my tablerunners

So I decided to make something else – how about a quick book bag!

Garden Party Book Bag

I made this book bag in less than an hour, no, really, less than an hour.  I based this on Randi’s tutorial but made mine a little bigger to fit a magazine or two.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love magazines? I LOVE magazines.  So this size works good to carry my magazine(s) to the cafe.

Book bag - inside

I also added a crochet flower from my stockpile for pop and accent.

crochet flower

Making this bag gave me the idea to make another one sized to fit my laptop, but equally as pretty.  I was encouraged when I read beki’s creative process for tweaking her bags.  I’m going to work on that next weekend, maybe after Callie gets off my table runners so I can finish them!

6 comments

  • Cats and fabric…They just seem to go together, don’t they?

    Love the book bag!

    Cassie

  • The crochet flower is the perfect finishing touch!

  • I have some of that same fabric that I want to use…for something…I just don’t know what. I love the book bag idea! Very cute!

  • Love the book bag! Very cute. Amd a great idea for a computer bag. Thanks for the tutorial link. Did you use fusible fleece, or could you just use batting? Paula

  • Hi, I love love love your blog, and your latest Bohemian Fabrics! I just wanted to say Thank you for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog! I’m not the best commenter, I’m gonna work on that 🙂 but I really really love the comments you leave and just want to say Thank you! -Allison

  • I really need to make a laptop bag. As of now I just kind of carry it around as is. It’s becoming a pain especially with all the cords. I saw Fabricworm.com has Anna Maria’s new line in. She hasn’t got the fat quarter stack though so I am still waiting. *sigh*

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