Thursday, May 7, 2009

1 charm pack= 2 purses

My friend, Maribeth showed me how to make a purse with 17 ~ 5 inch squares. Amy Butler's Midwest Modern charm packs come with 34 squares. So I made one with the blue colorway... and one with the pink colorway...

the other side of the blue...
the other side of the pink...

I chose to use a print for the lining and added a magnetic snap. It took about 2.5 hours to make each purse. It's a good size bag. The bottom of the bag is about 18". I've been carrying the pink one around for months now so it's slightly mis-shapen ( I'm hard on my bags). I made the blue one to replace the pink one but I think I'm giving it to a good friend instead. I'm thinking of making one with some of my Mendocino fabric. My friend Maribeth has made one with 6.5" blocks and it's a good beach size bag.

I also received 2 more blocks today from my AQB2 quilting bee. These are from Julie. See the little bit of ric rac in the middle of the block?

and the ric rac on the left side of this block... I love ric rac!

I'm waiting on a few more blocks and I can start putting this pretty quilt together. I can't wait!


  1. Love it!!!! Awesome bags... you should make a tutorial or show me how. :) he he I love ric rac too! You are such a busy girl... oh going to Lakeland tomorrow so I will get to see your quilt. So excited.

  2. Love your bags! I like "the other side" of the pink one.

  3. Yep, I agree with Stephanie - tell us how to make those! So super cute!

  4. So are you going to tell us how to make this cute bag?