Friday, March 4, 2016

Q1 - grey bag

My grey bag was not only my OMG February goal but it is also on my Q1 list - #7

I prefer zipper closure so here is my modification to original pattern called Madeline bag.

Plus all my bags must have zippered pocket on one side. My fav bags have pink one which brought a bit of color to my grey bag.

Grey on the outside but fun and dots on the inside.

Here is comparison to well known Super tote. I used similar or maybe the same interfacing but the new one hold its shape better. True to be told, it's empty but my Super tote is filled with stuff. It is a also a bit smaller.

I like the ties feature. It changes the shape of bag a lot. From a tote to purse kind of thing :)

Since I made this bag for myself it was also my selfish sewing goal. I'm thankful for all these fun linky parties as they help me to motivate myself and finish the projects I started.

Berry Barn Designs

I also made some progress with quilt for myself. Yeah people it was a selfish sewing month! :)

I attached the batting to the top with some hand quilting. I'll be adding the backing next.

Linking up with Finish it up Friday plus some more:

2016 FAL 


  1. Those hot pink accessories just glow against the bag. Well done!

  2. This is a great bag, I love how the pink ties add just a pop of color.

  3. That is a really cute bag - functional and stylish.

  4. I love the pink ties on that grey bag!!!

  5. I like that grey fabric! Was it one pack or a mix from your stash. The quilt is coming along nicely too!

  6. I love your bag Vera, really you!
    I want to add a zip like that into a bag of mine - thanks for the ideas...

  7. The ties add so much style to your bag. Nice!

  8. Both bags are really cute. But the grey one with those pops of pink? It is so cute! And your quilt - again with that grey background - really makes the colours shine. Beautiful work, Vera!

  9. I love your Madeline bag! (Thanks for featuring it... looks like a great pattern!)
    Your colors are fabulous... and I adore that pink zipper pocket! I love the changes you made to make it yours! And how sharp your quilt is! It has the Vera Look in both design and colors!!

  10. I do love both bags very much Vreni. Really classy looking, like Audrey Hepburn classy!
    The grey bag is incredible. I adore it. gimme gimme.
    Happy Week-end. I hope you are enjoying yourself today

  11. Vera, you always do such a lovely job with the bags you make : ) And I look forward to seeing the quilt when it's all finished - the hand quilting details so far are great. I'm glad you had such a successful month working on your challenge goals! Thanks for participating!

  12. I love the shape of that bag - practical but pretty :) I bet you'll get that quilt finished - or almost finished - this month! It's not selfish to sew for ourselves - it's practical - after all - we're the ones who know best what we like, haha!

  13. I love the bag, especially the pink zipper! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.


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