Another Tote/Diaper Bag

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Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby HeyJudee on Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:07 pm

Well, I started this bag on Tuesday...but didn't get it finished until today. It's for my niece's baby shower next week. She is the niece who I taught to quilt and is due in Nov.

She told me that she wanted a bag "exactly the same...the same colour, the same type...the same same..." as the one I made for her sister back in 2009. Here's the post which show's her sister's bag http://talk.sew-whats-up.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3099&st=0&sk=t&sd=d&hilit=diaper+bag&start=10#p47555

This bag is not "exactly" the same but it should do. ;) I still had some of the fabric in my stash...but not enough of the green stripe to make the handle.

I haven't counted how many of these bags I've made so far...but I I know I will never again attempt to use some fusible poly batting that has been sitting in my cupboard for a few years. After I started quilting the first piece...the thread would keep breaking and breaking. I finally gave up after quilting half the piece. Then I spent 2 hours ripping out the quilting since I didn't have any spare fabric to make a replacement piece. After I switched to regular batting...it quilted like a dream. The only thing I would change is the thread I used to sew on the handles...I wish I'd used the variegated thread instead of the matching thread. Oh well...next time.

This is what it looked like around 3:30 today with the seams finished and binding added to the top edges of all the quilted pieces.
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Here's the finished bag
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:13 pm

Beautiful work as usual.. I love the photo of the bear.. Is this one lined with the same fabric as the earlier one??
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby sewingmom on Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:41 pm

So sweet. I'm sure she will treasure it.
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby HeyJudee on Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:32 am

LeapFrog Libby wrote:Is this one lined with the same fabric as the earlier one??

Yes..and I had to be creative in order to get the sizes I needed for the pocket linings...the top of the pieces are right side up...the bottoms are sideways. And you can see that I was a little short on this one...but the bottom was turned under 1/2" and sewn down. Don't think anyone will discover these issues though... ;)
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby Bama on Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:54 am

Very cute bag! The quilting is beautiful. :applause:
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby Magot on Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:56 am

Lovely work Judee, inspirational as ever!
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby sewingmom on Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:27 am

You were obviously ment to be a quilter!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby lendube on Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:33 am

I really like that, Judy. I'm sure you enjoy the smaller projects from time to time. Is the mojo going again?
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby HeyJudee on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:07 am

lendube wrote:Is the mojo going again?

Nope...but got the invite for the shower...and hadn't started it. So deadline quilting again...LOL Now I've got to get working on another one...for niece #2 who is expecting and due 3 days before niece #1. I've got "expecting" family additions for 3 nieces and 1 nephew! I think I'm gonna hate this bag pattern soon!!!! :roll:
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Re: Another Tote/Diaper Bag

New postby bridesmom on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:13 am

But it's soo cute!! Definitely a very cute bag!
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