I’ve had a productive couple days of sewing. Yesterday I worked on this new Frankenbag, but I made it from all new fabrics. Not scraps.
I’m considering this the front of the bag.
And I’m calling this the back. Although it really doesn’t matter which is which.
The only difference between the front and back is how I cut the sections of pieced strips.
I love the straight line quilting on this one. I like the way it plays with all the circles and dots in the fabric.
I made this from a charm pack of Kaffe Fassett paperweight fabrics that I’ve had for several years. I could never figure out what to do with it. One charm pack isn’t much fabric. So this was a perfect way to use up that little collection of fabric. I have enough left over to make another bag. Thinking of maybe going with a green paperweight for the borders on the next one.
The red at the bottom will be the lining on this bag. I chose the red because the body of the bag feels a little dark to me and I thought the red fabric would brighten the whole thing up.
All I have to do to finish this is make the lining and sew it in. That’s a pretty small part of making these bags.
The other bag body I finished tonight was the one I made for my panel tutorial. Here’s the front.
The fabric at the bottom will be the lining. I think that will be a really fun pop of vibrancy! And I quilted this with straight line quilting and I love it!
Here’s the back of the bag.
And I have to say, I LOVE the back of this bag! Makes me want to make more on this idea!
I’ve received a couple more photos of Frankenbags that people have made following my tutorial.
Here’s another one from Elizabeth Wellenstein. I just love these saturated blues and purples! She made this for her mother in law’s 88th birthday!
And here’s one made by Nancy Elizabeth Ewert. She said she used some orphan blocks left over from a Gypsy wife quilt.
There are so many things I love about this one. I love the fussy cut blue millefiori. I love that vertical line of yellow and green nestled in with those stripes. I have all kinds of ideas after seeing this one.
Next up, I want to finish the three bags that still need linings. Then who knows what I’ll make. I would like to figure out a way to add a zipper closure to the top of my Frankenbag. I have some ideas, but I’ll have to plan it out and make at least one prototype. More on that as my ideas firm up.
If you make a bag, remember I’d love to see it and would love to share it here. Email me a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org.