Friday, April 22, 2011

The Easter Bunny, a Bag, and More!

It's almost Easter! Are you and your family doing anything fun? I prepared my daughter for a trip to my parents house by sewing up a new travel bag for her. It was primarily based on this bag, but with modifications.
It's not as stiff as I would have liked. I only added lightweight interfacing. I wanted medium weight but couldn't find any. I wasn't sure I wanted heavyweight, but now I'm wishing I had. She loves it so it doesn't matter, but I will be using heavyweight on mine (since I want one too!). It's holding it's shape fairly well for a reason...
It's holding a case of Girl Scout cookies! Actually that shows off that it's a fairly good sized bag!
Here's a shot of the liner:

I think the liner is my favorite part! I almost wish I'd done the outside in this print. Very cute. I personally chose a different print for mine. Since I used this primarily from stuff in my stash, I'm linking up here!

I did a little shopping the other day and started picking up a few things for a future bottled rainbows quilt, but I also found a print for my bag. It would be the lime green on the left. 
I added a pocket on the inside, but I'm thinking I may add a large side pocket on the outside of mine. I've also seen them done with piping but I'm not sure I want to tackle piping.
So I think I'm going to do some work on my random reflections quilt today. My quilting guild is having a guest speaker tonight; Pat Knoechel of Quilt in a Day. I'm excited to see what she has to show us.

I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!


Linz said...

That bag looks great!!! Happy Easter!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Wow, it turned out great! Thanks for linking up! :)