Friday, May 5, 2017

A new bag.......


I was impressed when my eldest daughter (who I am embarrassed to say cannot sew on a button!) gave me packages of fabric as a gift ..... thoughtful gift for a non-sewer...

A couple of years ago I made this saddle bag with the foxy fabrics

I use it such a lot ..... I'll definitely make this one again....



My other bunch of fabric was London themed ......

Since I will be visiting that big city (and surrounds) soon I decided I needed an appropriate touristy bag....


This pattern is Gypsy Bag by Julie Lovell of Calico Farm Designs...  it's a lovely big bag too .....  I think I'll do another using a charm pack...

Hubz and I have a lot of family in UK and so we try to visit every few years... there are children, grandchildren, a sibling, neice, nephew and a parent as well as cousins and an aunt..... plus some friends....  As such our accommodation is sorted.....

I'm a bit excited..... just a tiddly bit..... but also a bit pre-travel panic is starting!  

Dutch Treat blocks continue... this week I had some relatively easy ones....


This now means I am halfway with my blocks...... 
(not including the borders which is worth another 60 blocks of work!!!)

Righto, Gotto Go - I want to place the blocks out to see what half my Dutch Treat quilt looks like...  and I need to make a pre-travel list....


18 comments:

  1. Lovely bags! A trip to London sounds really fun. Have a great time!

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  2. Good morning my lovely friend,i am so excited for you and Davecant wait to see more pics of your grandies bet they have grown heaps.
    I love both your bags the saddle bag sounds interesting,love your dutch blocks they are always so neat,hope your day is a good one Fiona xx

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  3. Both bags are different from the usual run so that makes them eye pleasing. A trip away is always acceptable.

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  4. Love your bags....so excited for you. All those grandie cuddles just waiting. Just don't forget where you live x You have done an amazing job on your Dutch Treat blocks!

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  5. That is a wonderful gift and your bags are beautiful and perfect for your trip.

    Debbie

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  6. Lovely bags, Fiona. The first one is intriguing to me. It looks complicate to make but very nice. Love the corgi dogs fabric. That's a very lovely gift you got. Awesome job on the DT blocks. I don't think I would call them easy as they look like they required very delicate work. ;^)

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  7. Such exciting times ahead...how appropriate is that "Pommy" bag!!
    I hope you will post your Dutch Treat WIP

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  8. I love the shape of that saddle bag

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  9. Love your bags & both patterns. I've been going to make another Gypsy bag myself. Dutch Treat is looking good. Hugs, xx

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  10. Your DT blocks are gorgeous, it is going to be a stunning quilt!! Both your bags are wonderful Fiona, perfect for travelling. Great to be off to visit family!

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  11. Nice bags! Love the Dutch Treat blocks too. How exciting to be heading away! Hope you enjoy your trip.

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  12. Bags are great! How exciting to be visiting distant family!
    Half way is such a milestone! Hope you will show them all on your design board!

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  13. Gorgeous bag, you'll get a lot of use out of that!!! So excited for you, Fiona! Your Dutch Treats look amazing, what a lot you get done...

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  14. Oh, this is very exciting! You'll be so much closer to where I am now when you are in England :) I'm curious, what route do you take to fly there? It must be quite a long trip, several days of travel?

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  15. How exciting. The bag will work well on your travels. Lovely to see your blocks growing too and achieving a milestone. I am impressed with your daughter's gift!!

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  16. Great bags Fiona and congratulations on getting half way with your DT blocks . Lovely trip to look forward to. xx

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  17. How exciting!! The bag looks great - hope it serves you well on your travels :-)

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