Thursday, 4 April 2019


I visited a quilt exhibition and show at the weekend with two friends and we saw lots of lovely work.  As always I was drawn to the stands which were displaying bags and other smaller items to make and spotted a bag very similar in design to one I'd made previously but this one had been made using squares of fabric.  I took careful note of the number of squares used so that I could hopefully replicate the design using some of my collection of lovely Batik fabrics.  It took some time to measure and cut the 48 different squares and to find suitable fabric to complete the outer bag, the handles and ties with of course something suitable for the lining.  Luckily I have quite a stash of fabrics so didn't need to buy anything for this project.  It has turned out to be quite a roomy bag which has ties at the side so that it can be quite compact (approx 12" square and 6" deep) like a handbag but if the ties are undone it opens out into more of a shopper.  There are pockets inside in the lining.  It fastens with a fabric loop and a large button.   The style of the bag is based on a design by Juberry Fabrics who produce quite a range of patterns, kits and of course sell lovely fabrics.