Friday, December 13, 2013

Black and white tote bag for Marena

A thank you gift for Marena, my totally awesome and hard-working teacher aide (who is also our school cleaner). A wonderful lady who has been an absolute support over the past three terms.
I used my favourite b&w birds (still have a little bit left - mental note to self to make a bag for myself with it!)

Bag is about 15" x 12".  I just made up the pattern, deciding on having random widths of strips for the stripy panel.  Small pocket on the inside.  Large stipple pattern for quilting. 




17 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I know she will love it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. These prints are so great - nice bag!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! I really must do something for myself with that bird fabric (before I give it all away in projects for other people) as I love it so much! Thanks for visiting - I have been linked to your String of Pearls QAL for absolute ages and have decided it will have to be a 2014 project as I am going to attack my UFOs during our summer school holidays (which begin today!!! Yay!!!)

      Delete
  3. I like this quilted bag! With Vera Bradley making a come back, I bet we'll start seeing a lot more!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I see what you mean (have just googled Vera Bradley as I wasn't sure what/who she/it is). Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  4. What a nice way to say thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Like most teacher aides she was a god-send right when I needed her, so she deserved something lovely! Have a good Christmas!

      Delete
  5. Neat bag and I love black and white prints - so elegant!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, the black and white option suits most people's taste and it always looks stylish. Thanks for commenting, have a super-duper Christmas!

      Delete
  6. Great bag, Jen - might have to make one ... After Christmas, though :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for visiting Glinda! I now have fabric for two more waiting on my sewing table (Xmas gifts) and I think I will try to make a couple or three more in January to sell at the school car-boot sale next year. Have a good Christmas, I hope you get a white one (but not one that causes too much trouble for travellers!)

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  7. Oh my, this one is really nice, too! Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I am totally saving my last piece of the birds for myself!

      Delete