Quilted bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My feathers! And I love doing the Matrix motif in the strap! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't do as I did & have a senior moment when squaring up the bag pieces. Some how I ended up cutting one bag piece at 17 3/4" instead of 18". So I had to cut the other side the same & consequently lost the tips of my feathers on that side! Note to self: Pay attention!! Now I have to do another one to see if I can get it right! I think I will try to make a slightly smaller one - maybe 16" square. This one is huge! Maybe good for fabric shopping?

What you will need

  • Kona cottons
  • Aurifil & Isacord threads

Q&A with Darns

gmhnQuilts asked:
this is beautiful!
Darns answered:
Thank you! A fun project to do - -
QuiltDude asked:
Simply amazing and beautiful and inspiring. LOVE LOVE LOVE all your fmq designs. They look perfect, and you can't even tell your feathers were cut off. And I love those colors, too. I'm falling in like with you! Really, really nice.
Darns answered:
Thanks, Dude! You know how I love doing all the different designs! There are some I wouldn't do again but I told myself to at least do them once anyway.
K Lee 2Strings asked:
Wow!! Love that FMQ! Your work is just lovely!
Darns answered:
Thank you!
Pam NZ asked:
Been waiting to see your bag... knew I wouldn't have to wait long LOL. LOVE IT!!! Look at your gorgeous FMQ!!!! Just scrummy!!!
Darns answered:
Thanks, Pam! I'm finally feeling like I've got the hang of it!
Projectpam asked:
You did such a good job! Love the different quilting designs you used.
Darns answered:
Thanks so much! Leah has so many great designs.

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