This was my first attempt at the On The Move bag pattern (although it was not one of my 2013 goals, I saw the layer cake at my favourite quilt shop and knew it would be ideal for this project!) I have enjoyed it, though will make a few modifications to the construction I think to better suit my style.
On the Move is a Moda Bakeshop pattern by Wendy Poling from Sewing in the Wendy City blog; and this bag was made with much love for my wonderful cousin and bestie Jan (who had a birthday last week!)
I enjoyed putting together the panels and quilting it before turning it into a the bag. I think though that with the next four I will revert to my usual method of creating the bag/lining by stitching the two layers to each other inside out, leaving a gap in the seam, turning the right way out, then closing the gap and top-stitching the top edge. I prefer that method and finish.
|The selected layers from the layer cake...|
|Panel, quilted and ready for assembly|
|Tried a bit of free motion quilting over most of the panel! |
A loop de loop/flower motif.
|Did a bit of straight line quilting on this fabric; also shows strap attachment.|
|Tried a bit of FMQ to edge the little flowers on here.|
|Side B. Bag measures 16.5" x 14.5"|
|Fabric strips are from a layer cake of Frolic by Sandy Gervais for Moda;|
used a multi-coloured thread for the quilting.