Saturday, 22 September 2007

Textile Challenges - September

This month's Challenge on the Textile Challenges Group was to make a 'Flexi-Bag' using Margaret Robert's free pattern published by Fibre & Stitch on line magazine. I used Mags. idea generally, but I did make up a 'quilt' with no raw edges, then free-machine quilted it, then stitched the edges to form the bag. I put the three layers together (wadding down first, then lining and top fabric right sides together on the top) and stitched all round, leaving the straight edge open. Trimmed all round close to the seam, turned right side out, turned the straight edge in and slipped stitched in place.

The free-machine quilting actually follows the shapes etc. of the various colours in the fabric. I used a commercial fabric and YLI metallic thread.

14 comments:

Alis said...

I love it. Great bag.

Sue B said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous color and I love the edge of the flap.

Carol said...

Stunning, I love this

Carol said...

It's a beauty Val. I love the colours, you are so good with colour, and the texture.

MargaretR said...

I'm thrilled with the bag Val. It looks good with the cord doesn't it?

Patsy said...

It's beautiful Val. I like how your FME follows the the design of the fabric!!
AWESOME!!!

SuZ said...

Val ! the little bag is too beautiful for words !!!! what a fantastic color !!! and your FMS is just sew perfect for the project!!! love love love it !!!

Sandy said...

Marvelous bag. It will be fun to carry and get lots of attention. Sandy

Carol said...

Lovely colours well done you. really love this piece.

Purple Missus said...

Scrumptious Val. Colour and shape.
Like the cord strap as well. Is it a purchased one or did you make it?

StegArt said...

It's fantastic Val! Lovely colors and textures.

Dianne said...

Looks fantastic Val!! Great colour. You do inspire me - I'm going to have to have a go at this great bag too!!

Barbara said...

wonderful bag ! I love the colours!

kartklan said...

It's lovely Val. Have you been getting my e-mails? Have had a few problems again and ot sure whats been recieved and what hasn't!!!