Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The QAYG Guild Bag: Tutorial

Our guild participated in the Madrona Road Challenge.

The rules were we could add more of the same line or solids.  And we preferred that whatever it was be quilted.

I needed a bag to take all my guild stuff to and from meetings in so the idea of using Madrona Road for it made sense to me. To make sure I kept it within the "rules", I made it quilt-as-you-go-style, which actually lent a lot of support to the sides and bottom.  Works for me!  The pocket design was inspired by that fabulous herringbone print.

It's got two exterior pockets, an inside zippered pocket, a large notebook or tablet pocket, and a divided pocket for little things and pens. There's plenty of room for my binder, clipboard and various supplies.  It's been working really well so far and keeps my all my guild stuff in one place. Handy!

I didn't follow a pattern - just a sketch I did quickly before I started. I've posted a tutorial  for the bag on the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild page, if you'd like to check it out!

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Those are such nice prints, aren't they?

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  2. OOOOOOH! I love this. I esp. love how you used that gray cross-hatch as the "neutral" so those colors could really shine. Clever herringbone--really like that bit of your design. I think the whole thing absolutely fabulous. Well done!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  3. Oh look at you! This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. I look forward to making one!

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  4. Very pretty. One of these days I'm going to try a bag ; ) this one looks pretty straight forward. Thanks for the tut

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  5. What a nice tote! That chevron print inspired a lot of us. For me, chevrons were some of the quilting designs I did on the quilt top. You will have a great, user-friendly, remembrance of the challenge for a long time to come. Good job!

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  6. Cute bag! It looks super sturdy too!
    That tutorial looks amazing, it must have taken a while to put together. Might be a good project to learn some quilting for a first timer?

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  7. Awesome! You did a great job on your tutorial - I pinned it. And I super love how you did the herringbone design mimicking the print.

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  8. I love this bag, and the tutorial looks so great! Well done!

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  9. It's a great bag, and well done for the tutorial!

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