Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mom's Day Tomorrow..

I made this quilted bag for my mom for Mother's Day.  It started out as a Christmas present, then life and quilting happened and it ended up in the WIP pile.  Recently I was motivated to pull it out again and put it together. I made this bag from my "Carry All Tote" pattern, however I tweeked it a little by using a Jelly Roll for the strips instead of Honey Bun strips. I used a Bella Solids Neutral jelly roll for the body of the quilted bag. I pieced the strips together, making a large piece of "fabric" that I afterwards throw on the longarm and quilt up. The quilting is my free motion feather swirl seen here.    

I decided to team up with my sister Jen for the bows on this special bag.  She is incredibly talented and she does bows like I do quilts. I had her send me a few of her cute "Dahlias" with a safety pin clasp on the back of them.  I was able to put these flowers on the bag where I wanted them, so convenient! If you are adventurous with satin fabric, you can buy the pdf pattern for Jen's Dahlia bows here

This is the front of the bag.  I seriously love this bag, I use mine all the time.  I even have enough quilted fabric to make up another bag like my mom's gift.  I will be doing that soon!

Here's the back with a seriously cute pocket and bow of course!

A peek at the inside with 4 pockets.  The fabric I used for the lining is from the line "SongBird" by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs. So cute!

When I first started quilting the fabric strips, I thought it would be fun to quilt it up this way.  I decided I didn't like it, but I definitely wasn't going to start over, or pick it out.  So, the bottom of bag was a great place to put my "mistake." I love it now, and think it gives the bag some character. 

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day out there to all of you! I am going to be cuddling our kids and loving my husband!  He's the one - btw,  who made me a mom! ;-) 

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love it too Judi!!! no mistakes there....I don't have a daughter; all sons.....I could take you in with gifts like

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Needled Mom said...

What a lovely Mother's Day gift. She will love it.

Sarah Craig said...

Such a beautiful bag, Judi - you've got one lucky mom! Thanks for all the lovely pics, too! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Jan Marie said...

Judi she will love it. So fun.

Melissa Corry said...

The bag is just beautiful!! Your mom will just love it!! Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

Smultronbo said...

What a lovely bag. Really cute. Thanks for sharing and happy mothers day to you. ;)

quilting/fitness said...

is great i love the bottom
what is the binding from to cute
you should finish the other and have a giveaway
and maybeeee pick me!
oh just a thought have a great day
diana y

gailss said...

Happy Mothers Day Judi and love your purse.....your Mom will love it too! Very nice job and you are a very talented lady.

kitty said...

Hope you are having a great Mothers Day! The bag is wonderful!! Your mother must be a happy woman having such talented daughters!!

Elise Lea said...

This is such a lovely bag. I bet your mother was thrilled with the results. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day as well.

Debi R said...

I see no mistake here, just a wonderful bag that your mother is sure to cherish! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!