18 september 2008

Pictures of the bag

I started with an idea of a colourful bag, inspired by the Swedish summerflowers.
From the beginning I wasn´t sure what would come out in the end, it was such a design-as-you-go project.
Here are the fabrics I chose....


....and the threads.

I built it up piece by piece...



...and got this. Added some yellow petals - buttercups.

I designed flower stitcheries, one of them became a pocket on the front side.
Then I put it together with batting and binding. At last I did some machine quilting and added that big flower.
Finished!




I also made this little make up bag.
Then I wrapped it, put it in an envelope and send it to Betsy. And yesterday it arrived in her mailbox and I can relax..... Now I´m gonna make a pattern of the bag and perhaps made one for myself. Autumn colours this time...
Take care,
Helena

23 kommentarer:

maria sa...

Hi, I love the bag, it's gorgeous!

Sarah sa...

That is beautiful - lucky Betsy

Sherri sa...

The bag is so gorgeous...you are a great designer (and seamstress as well)! Thanks for sharing!

Karen sa...

Soooooooooooooo very cute!!! Great job and lots of imagination!

Lizzan sa...

Vilken härligt färgsprakande väska! Ska bli spännande att se den i höstfärger! KRAM

jeanette sa...

Härlig väska!

Fiesta sa...

lovely , lovely , lovely. I can't wait for the pattern!

Karen sa...

A wonderful gift for Betsy. Love how bright and fresh it looks.

Carol in Sweden sa...

IT's LOVELY!
I love the colors....
I love the design....
I love the thoughts....Swedish summer!

Carol in Sweden sa...

Helena,
I've given you the I LOVE YOUR BLOG award...you can pick it up at my blog! Hugs!

Monika sa...

Å det var ei SØTE veske
Lager du fleire :-)
Ha ei fine helg - fine blogg du har
Smil fra monika

Ali Honey sa...

Great use of colour in your bags. The little triangular pyrimid bag is very cute. You made 2 delightful bags.

Anna M. sa...

I really love the bag...it turned out wonderfully! =)

Scottish Nanna sa...

Helena Your bag is gorgeous love the colours and the stitching.
Hugs Mary.

Anne-Marlen sa...

En så härlig väska, ska bli spännande att följa fortsättningen.

Kim sa...

I like the make-up bag that you added to your project. This would make a nice sewing kit bag too, just zip up threads and tools and it's ready when you need it.

Tracey sa...

Wonderfull colours you used for the bag, Bags are allways so usefull now people are trying not to use plastic bags now, Great stitching,
Take care

Stephanie sa...

Lucky Betsy! That is such a colorful, happy, beautiful bag.

MYRA sa...

That is one adorable little bag! You are one very creative lady! 8-)
Lucky Betsy!

Linda sa...

This is such a sweet bag, I adore the colours you used in it, just gorgeous.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts sa...

oh my goodness, I love the bag and your color choices. I am going to add you to my favorites, so I can see your fall project too! You have great taste in colors. jane

Siren sa...

Wooow! What a piece of art! Have never seen anything like it. The design and the colors are just perfect!

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