New Handbag

Yesterday I cut out two bags :) It was a good day – and that was before noon! After bedtime I managed to put one together, the other is waiting patiently for a bit more free time.

Do you recognize it? It is the same bag I’ve been playing with for a while now – this version had been taunting me last week, when I had no time to sit down. Do you like this version!?

I had to add the touch of pink! The other bag I cut had lots of extra fabric, so I added the pink/gray panel. This bag has no quilting and I used fusible fleece for the first time – Love it! I need to go browsing for closures – any suggestions?

Have a great weekend ~

PS – those are Amy Butler prints with one Wildwood print by Erin McMorris.


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By |2017-02-06T09:19:06-06:00June 26th, 2009|bag|37 Comments


  1. erica June 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Thats a darling little bag! My favorite colors too!

  2. Feedsack Fantasy June 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Beautiful aqua water colors …

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  3. audreypawdrey June 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Such a cute bag! I love the little dose of pink that you added. It gives it a little sparkle.:)

  4. Happy Cottage Quilter June 26, 2009 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Really love the bag Amy. Very cute. Have you tried magnetic closures before?

  5. CJ June 26, 2009 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    CUTE BAG!! I would find an awesome button and do that sort or closure if you still can. I tend to use magnetic snaps myself.

  6. Ryan June 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    My wife would love this summer bag. I'll have to save this post to show her.

    Have you thought of using a strap and button closure? Maybe a strip of coordinating fabric sewn on the back that falls over the front. Something that finishes to a point. You could find an oversize metal button. Silver or nickel would be stunning against the blues.

    Thanks for sharing Amy!

  7. Amy June 26, 2009 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Great stuff! And I got a good laugh from the Trojan add at the bottom of your page. I wonder who they think your audience is! :)

  8. jaybird June 26, 2009 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    i love it!! i just finished a bag too! i love how they get finished so much faster than quilts!

  9. amylouwho June 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    This really is cute – I like the change to one strap. I find two straps get in my way – that's why all my bags have only one!

    I use magnetic snaps – but you have to put them in before the top is sewn shut to hide the back. I like the idea of a button or something. I want to try experimenting with zippers…

    Glad you love the fusible fleece!

  10. Thimbleanna June 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Very pretty Amy — I love the lovely colors!

  11. Catherine Watts June 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    What an adorable bag. Love your choice of fabrics!

  12. jacquie June 26, 2009 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    love the bag. i was wondering how big it is?

  13. Zarah June 27, 2009 at 2:20 am - Reply

    I _adore_ it!!

  14. Jackie June 27, 2009 at 5:23 am - Reply

    This is a great bag! I just love the colors and this version is terrific.

  15. Terriaw June 27, 2009 at 6:02 am - Reply

    I really really love this bag! It's such a great shape, with a great handle too. I'm thinking maybe just a magnetic snap for closure. You could also do a small flap that snaps to the other size. Don't you love working with fusible fleece? I wish I could find it in a bolt for quilts. Great job!

  16. Jen June 27, 2009 at 7:01 am - Reply

    It's so cute! I love the colors. I'd probably do a magnetic closure. But that's just me :-)

  17. Priscilla June 27, 2009 at 8:21 am - Reply

    lovely bag, beautiful colours and I was going to suggest the magnetic snap too :-)

  18. kwiltmakr June 27, 2009 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Very cute bag, nice cool colors too.

  19. Barbara Strobel Lardon June 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    This bag is lovely. Love the colors and that touch of pink.

    Great job.

  20. Oddbjørg June 28, 2009 at 3:49 am - Reply

    What a lovely bag you have made!

  21. Kim June 28, 2009 at 9:26 am - Reply

    super cute! Love the colors!

  22. CABean03 June 28, 2009 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Absolutely adorable! You're so very talented!

  23. Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY June 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Great bag! Of course, I love the fabrics too.

  24. Jenean June 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Great bag, Amy! I love it!

  25. sewtakeahike June 28, 2009 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    cute. cute Amy! Love the fabrics and colors. I'm thinking a magnetic closure?

  26. Tipper June 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful bag-and I like your wonky log cabin too : )

  27. I Love Baby Quilts! June 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Love! Love the colors.

  28. Sarah Pead June 28, 2009 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Just beautiful. That Daisy Chain is gorgeous.

  29. maria June 29, 2009 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Love it. The colours are just my thing.

  30. Jackie Russell June 29, 2009 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Another cute bag.

  31. randi June 29, 2009 at 6:36 am - Reply

    Very cute! I love that splash of pink!

  32. Cassie @ You Go Girl June 29, 2009 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Yum, Amy! I especially like the single strap.

  33. Ruth June 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this bag. It's great!!


  34. Kelly@ Charming Chatter June 29, 2009 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    LOVE IT, LOVE IT LOVE IT! And, I love it just the way its — I'd leave it without a closure!

  35. Rebekah June 30, 2009 at 6:18 am - Reply

    This is a beautiful bag! I love the cool colors in this

  36. Vickie July 1, 2009 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I absolutely love the bag. Amy Butler is the fabric artist that got me into quilting. It used to be my mother-in-laws 'habit' with all those, you know, country-cute fabrics. Then I found Amy and I was captured. I have made 2 lap quilts and 2 more lap quilt tops ready to be machine quilted (which she doesn't believe in, either). I just started my blog and have only recently discovered this new world of blogging. I found you only this morning. :) I love your pattern. Is it one of your creations?
    Thanks for sharing. I am visiting family right now, so my blog doesn't have any pics up yet. But when I get home I am going to start posting. Come visit sometime! :)

  37. Michelle July 2, 2009 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Your bags are so magnificent. I love the colours. Don't worry, I am saving up my questions for you. You'll be getting them shortly.

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