Oh, I am so proud of this bag! I have to say, it is one of the sewn projects I've made that I'm most proud. It's success is due to a) an awesome tutorial at Camp Follower Bags and b) pressing my seams at each step. Really, I never knew.
So here it is. My Charm Pack Quilted Bag!
I found this charm pack and all the supplies at my local Joann's. But the crochet flowers are special. My mom made those (she's actually relatively new to crocheting and I think she did a fabulous job). She gave these to me a few weeks ago and the colors just happen to match this bag perfectly.
Here's the inside. I really like this fabric too.
The twill handles and binding really pull the bag together. I've never used twill before, but I really liked working with it.
I meant to take some more in-progress pics, but these were all I got. You can see that I used high-loft batting on the inside. I think it worked perfectly (even though it was super cheap) because it helps the bag keep its shape.
And now I just have to figure out how I'll use this bag. For blankets? Maybe for my kids' toys? But right now, I'm happy just admiring it. It feels good to finally make something that looks good (and not stare at it and analyze all my mistakes)!
I'm linking up this bag with Tea Rose Home's Link Party. There are lots of great projects already listed on this blog and it's fun to get ideas from other participants. Check it out!