Monday, April 30, 2012

Square bag

Now this is the project I started during our Easter holidays in Northern France. I finished it at home as my machine was better at dealing with the thickness of the wadding, especially around the top of the bag.
 And again I started with the idea that the project would be simple, 5 squares to make the 4 sides and the bottom, all the same size. You can make one as big or as small as you like.

 The idea of the folded edge came from this book by Cecile Franconie, in French, called Rangements a Coudre. I have made several projects from these pages like the crochet hook holder, and the Japanese lantern box. 

 I made the handles my usual way, with wadding and sewing on top.
And I made a pocket, by folding the fabric in 2 and sewing around, it is a lined pocket.

 Now I attempted free motion quilting when I was away. I took the foot off the machine so it was more difficult, but I managed something, maybe not so easy to see.

Finally this type of quilting is called Zentangle stitching apparently, and I saw a video on YouTube showing it. This is my trial of the technique, it works very well.

Have fun sewing.



Benta At SLIKstitches said...

A great bag, and I love zentangles, so I'm really impressed with the quilting!

QuiltandPatch said...

Lovely bag is it your own design, very clever!

Anonymous said...

I've never tried Zentangle stitching before, thanks for the YouTube URL so I can try it out.