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Project

Lavender bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am proud of the colours working well together and that this was a joint effort between my mum and I - we worked together to cut and then divided the squares between us for sewing, my mum in South Africa and mine in the UK. We then worked together to sew it all together over the Christmas holiday. What advice would you give someone starting this project? We used a round template in cardboard to stretch the round patches and then ironed them to keep the form. The internal patches were quilted with a diagonal cross first, before the round were sewn on with a blind stitch. I used a blanket stitch to sew the blocks together on the inside of the bag. We used 'D'-rings to attach the handles (which were machine sewn.

What you will need

  • Scraps of fabric - Kaffe Fasset mainly and some purple batiks for the petals of the flowers.

Q&A with Petal18

butterflydragon asked:
It's Beautiful! I will try do one when I have finished some of my unfinished projects, as I have made that my new years resolution.
Petal18 answered:
Thank you! I loved making it - it's a good little project to do in between larger projects...
SewCrazyQuilts asked:
This looks like it glows in the dark! Very cool!
Petal18 answered:
Thank you! The colours do work well together and it did help taking the pictures outside on a bright day.
ssel asked:
very nice color selection
Petal18 answered:
Thank you!