Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Patchwork perfect

This is a bag I made for my husband's grandmother Unica. Her favorite color is green, so I pieced strips of green cotton, batik, velvet, damask, satin, and taffeta (mostly up-cycled) together to make the front pocket of this bag. I added a magnetic snap, green piping, and a lining to the back of the patchwork piece.

A friend had just given me a big bag o'scraps, in which I found a perfect piece of green douppioni silk for the shell of the bag.

I lined the green silk with some cotton batting and some stiff interfacing (so the tote would hold its shape), before I quilted it with a gold thread.

Fun fabrics and a zippered interior pouch to put a smile on her face each time she looks inside. :) A magnetic snap makes for easy open and close.

Yay, she likes it!