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« on: May 10, 2006 05:30:13 PM »

I've been a lurker for a while now and finally made something that I wanted to share with all of you.  

It's a messenger type bag with a patchwork front. I made it for my mom for Mother's Day.  It took me pretty much all day Saturday and part of Sunday, but it's finally in the mail, on the way to mommy in Michigan!

The patchwork was done seperately and then I Heat N Bonded it to the flap of the messenger bag.  The pics don't really show the construction of it, but the bottom is kinda rectangular.  I used velcro for the closure, because I haven't had the guts to try a zipper yet.  The inside of the bag has one pocket.

I'd appreciate some feedback from all of you talented, wonderful craftsters!!! (did i stroke your egos enough?)


bag being modeled on a fence (an ugly fence, i might add)


inside of bag, showing pocket (sorry for the crappy picture)

Thanks for taking a look!

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006 05:32:35 PM »

Looks great. Love the colors !!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006 05:34:25 PM »

good job! the border looks very even too! A great first post keep them coming
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006 06:23:07 PM »

You must have the heart of a quilter!  Lovely mix of colors and patterns!  I love blues and browns together anyway! Stop lurking and keep on posting!  Nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006 07:13:52 PM »

Mom will love it  Wink, you did a wonderful job on it.  Makes me want to put all my scraps together and see what I come up with.

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006 08:59:12 AM »

Thanks for all of your comments.  I think  I am a quilter at heart...I love plaid!!! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2006 12:49:22 PM »

This is a lovely, lovely lovely bag.  it may be the lovliest i've ever seen! 
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2006 01:50:43 PM »

I really really like it! Don't be scared of zippers they aren't that scary, just baste them 1st and then when your satisified with the look sew it down perm.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2006 09:55:41 PM »

Very darling (I like the fence, it has character) Welcome to craftster!
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2006 12:29:08 AM »

thats darling Smiley i want one!
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