Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quilted Beach Bag

I recently won a giveaway from Amy at Diary of a Quilter. The giveaway was a saturated rainbow fat quarter bundle sponsored from Canton Village Quilt Works (the giveaway post is here if you want more details about the fabric in the bundle). The colors are definitely not something I work with on a regular basis, but it was fun to get out of my comfort zone! 

A Big THANK YOU to Amy and Jackie from CV Quilt Works for the bundle!!

I decided that we needed a new lake bag to carry swimsuits and towels this summer! I used the tutorial found here and only changed the pattern a little - I decided not to gather the strip in the middle of the bag. Since I was using fat quarters, I would have had to connect a few strips in order to have it long enough the gather. I also had to improvise with where I put the batting and the interfacing based on what I had on hand.

I do love how it came out! Mom was pretty jealous when I showed her. I may have to make another one ;) I have plenty of charms to make it, but I may have to supplement from my stash in order to have bigger pieces for the lining, straps and accent fabrics on the bottom of the bag.

Oh, look, there's Farmer Dan feeding the fat cattle during my photo shoot :) 
It is nice to have sunlight still after I put Evelyn down for the night!

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