Sunday, February 19, 2017

Project Quilting - Bright Challenge

This week I chose my fabrics fairly early, but didn't get around to playing with them until late ... I chose to make a portfolio bag with some of my bright fabrics.

The pink fabric told me it wanted to be the outer fabric so I quilted it with the turquoise as the inner fabric.Cut out the pieces and moved on to the strap.

I was going to use the bright green for the strap ... but it just didn't work for me. I chose a solid black instead which makes the bright print seem brighter.
I challenged myself to use a fancy stitch design on the handle. This is something I have been a bit afraid of since getting my new machine in August. If I've got those stitches, I need to learn to use them!
The bag used three bright fabrics and a solid black.
 I used bright zippers to add to the bright, happy look.
AND I now have a bright, happy portfolio that I can lug magazines or patterns around in. Just in time for a class with Bonnie Hunter next month and with Kim Lapacek the following month!
I might add some more pockets to it later, maybe that green fabric will make an appearance in the middle!

The other entries are found HERE


Amy said...

So bright! I love this. What fun stitches and they match the fabric. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love it. Would LET YOU make one for me. LOL. Seriously, 💘 the colors. Happy Sunday.

PersimonDreams said...

I'm up after Bonnie HUNTER!? No pressure!!!! Yikes! I love this bag - what a great project ;)

Trish Frankland said...

What a cute bag, and the fancy stitch is perfect!