Sunday, 13 April 2008

Toffee Apple Bag by Melly & me.....

In December 07 Lindi from 'Quilty threads and other things' had a fabric giveaway and I was one of the lucky winners. Lindi did ask at the time if I had any dislikes. I advised Lindi of the colours and themes which I tend to go for all the time and also said that something outside my comfort zone, the norm, would be good. Well what I received was definately outside of my comfort zone and the three fat quarters are pictured below. The colours did grow on me after a while and I came to like the middle pattern.

I had purchased a bag pattern called 'Toffee Apple Bag' by Melly & me and decided that I would make this bag out of the fat quarters which I had won. I added a cream for the lining and purchased another fabric in the same colour tones for the handles. The finished result is shown below.
As this bag was a bit bright for me, I gave it away as a gift to a friends daughter who was turning 21. I'm not sure if she liked it, but as fashion trends change it may became more to her liking. It actually would make a good beach bag as it is quite roomy inside and the bright funky colours are more summery than wintery.
Thank you Lindi for these lovely fabrics. I enjoyed using these fabrics in making up this bag.
With the bits & pieces left over I was able to make up some round floral shaped pin cushions in various sizes. I teamed it with some matching light blue vintage chenille on the base with the patterned fabric as the top. I will add some pics when I have the camera out again.


Lindi said...

The bag looks great, Jackie! You did very well working with the fabrics - definitely passed the challenge!
I look forward to seeing the pincushions.

Lindi said...

Love the pincushions!

Cath Ü said...

I love the bag and the pincushions
Cath Ü

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