Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sample for a local store

This is the pattern the owner handed me and she said she would like it to have the appliqued leaves like the sample in the picture shows. I have made this bag several times over the years, but never totally following the pattern.This is what the piece of patchwork looks like after assembly and quilting but before the bag is finished..
And here is the finished bag.

And a close up of the stem stitch by machine and the blanket stitch applique by machine.
Yesterday in the comments Lyn asked about my projects with Kaffe fabrics. I have found that most fabrics don't look that terrific with the Kaffe fabrics but by accident I realized that batiks work rather well with them. I usually use all Kaffe, or Kaffe and some of the other designers for Westminster/Rowan fabrics like Philip Jacobs in my quilts. One example of the Kaffe and batiks quilts is here. I have a few more quilts in my future from these fabrics, so stay tuned.

20 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

It's beautiful, love the colors. Is the stem stitch done by couching over a thread?

Anonymous said...

OHhhhh~ Wanda I like your finished travel case so much better than the photo on pattern. The detail on the leaf border your did is awesome.

I'm sure store owner will run out of patterns on that one.

J~MT

hetty said...

The travel case is beautiful! Love the way you did the leaves! Thanks for sending me to your earlier quilt post. I had not seen it before. Boy! Was I missing out! It's fantastic! I love those bright colours too. Triangles are a bit of a challenge, but I think I see one of these in my future.

Anonymous said...

The case is beautiful - especially your color and fabric choices. Very pretty. Congrats!
Ellen in chilly NC - but at least we don't have snow.

Shasta Matova said...

It is beautiful. I love the colors / fabric you selected.

Elsie Montgomery said...

Every day your blog brings new delights, and this bag is certainly one of them. Love the colors and your technique. Again, I'm inspired!

Fiber Babble said...

OH, what a wonderful little bag! The colors are yummy (of course the workmanship is spot-on) - and I totally forgot that one can do some embroidery stitches on the machine...

Thanks for the reminder and the eye candy!

Joyce said...

Love the little bag, esp the colors.

imquilternity said...

The bag is beautiful...love your color choices. As usual, you make it look fast and easy!

Candy Schultz said...

I made a Jane Brocket quilt a short while back, am quilting it now, and I didn't have enough Kaffe fabrics so I added all kinds of others. I think it looks fabulous and the Kaffe fabrics fit in wonderfully. Of course it could be that I just like fabrics that are similar since I picked all the fabrics off my shelves.

Cathi said...

That little bag is fabulous!! I love it.

Anonymous said...

That is so pretty!
It should be green though. Mostly because I'm green with envy. You do such nice work and I never know what I'm going to see here next. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

Vicki W said...

That's a cool little bag!

Wanda said...

GREAT bag! I need that for today...I'm off to the Munich Kristkindlmarkt or christmas market!!

TB said...

That is really nice. That would make a wonderful gift. I think that this pattern will have a jump in sales.

Tine said...

Eeeee! That bag is so cute!! I love it! The detail in the quilting and all the different fabrics just make it sing... Absolutely wonderful little bag. The shop is sure to sell a lot more copies of that pattern now :)
The quilt you linked to with Kaffe and batik fabrics is beautiful. I like the backing too, and you finished it fast too!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
That little travel bag is great (or maybe it's not so little; what size is it?)
I love the greeny-brown thread you used for the leaves and the quilting on the squares. It really ties it all together.
Vicky F

Anonymous said...

To The "Germany" Wanda,
We have a Kristkindlmarkt in downtown Chicago. That is the place I go to get a real feel for Christmas with the snow and ambience of the people shopping and eating the wonderful foods.
Seeing the windows all decorated are an added treat.
Sandwich Wanda's travel bags are great and I am lucky to own one. Her sample for the store is really special.
Louise

Angela said...

It's beautiful!

SubeeSews said...

I have been surfing through your blog. You are so very talented.
I have searched and searched for the #107 pattern. can you help me at all?????
Thanks in advance and also for all the eye candy you blog!