Last year I bought this fabric from the Spring Quilt Festival at Duxford. The black and white fat quarters are called "Needles and Yarn" from the "Knit" collection, and the main fabric is called "Do Ewe Knit", also from the "Knit" collection, all by Timeless Treasures. I'm using the text print for the lining - and surprise surprise a Norwegian pattern. My plan was to make a knitting bag for my mother-in-law who is a knitaholic . The pattern I finally decided on is "På Quiltelaup" by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa. The pockets are quilted in a cross-hatch design, using a Clover Hera marker to mark the quilting lines, and a variegated thread King Tut thread in black, grey and white...
...a collection of smart prairie points add a nice design touch and are also added to the pockets. I used some black and white spotted fabric and some red tone-on-tone spotted fabric scraps from my stash to compliment the main fabrics. A narrow strap was made with a clip attached to the end so my mother-in-law can attach a pair of scissors so they don't get lost inside the bag...
...one of my labels was sewn along the top edge of the bag, and the top edge was finished off with some red binding. The binding was machined into place on the front of the bag, and slip-stitched into place to the lining of the bag by hand...
...the final finishing touch was the addition of 2 white buttons. As you can see, I used the white "Needles and Yarn" fabric for the top panel of one side of the bag (the pocket is also lined with the same fabric) and the black version for the other side...
...and here's the finished bag! What do you think? I hope my mother-in-law likes it. The next project is to make a bag for my mum, who's rather fond of Laurel Burch fabric, so I'd better get busy sewing!!
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