A friend and member of the patchwork group I attend showed me a bag pattern from a magazine and sought my opinion as to whether I thought it would make a good workshop project. Having read through the details I felt that the best way would be to have a go at the bag myself to see how it panned out - it was marked with three symbols showing the degree of difficulty - one symbol being 'easy'.
As the first thing I needed to do was search through my fabric scraps to find sufficient to cut out 64 squares of 2.5 inches I decided that this bag when completed could be taken along to Pixies Crafty Workshop for the Playground Challenge. Every square is cut from a different fabric and ironed onto some Vilene and after a bit more cutting the two resulting multicoloured squares were overlaid with a lattice work of ribbon or in this case tape because I couldn't find suitable ribbon locally and although I have boxes full of ribbons of one sort or another I certainly couldn't lay my hands on 11 metres of the same colour. The original bag was designed by Brenda Dean and appeared in a Patchwork 'bag special' magazine from 2010. I've adapted the top and handle section of the bag, again because the original required more fabric than I actually had to cut this part in one piece so I 'did my own thing here'. I enjoyed using up some of my fabric snippets for this colourful bag.
Do pop along to the playground to see the beautiful card made by Di this week and read what a labour of love it turned out to be inlaying all those small die cut letters - wonderful result though.
Bag Pattern from Popular Patchwork Handbag Special 2010 - Brenda Dean design