I've been playing around with this pattern "På Quiltelaup" by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa and some red batiks. I never get bored of making this bag, and it really is such an easy bag to make, even though the instructions are written in Norwegian! This shows the inside of the bag - I used a mottled black fabric for the lining, with some scraps of left-over red batiks for the accents and also made a handy tab with a clip for keys. The instructions in the original pattern are for a plain lining, but the idea for this lining was based on a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman called "Perfect Quilted Totes"...
...when I finished this bag yesterday afternoon it was too dark to get a decent photograph outside, and this morning it's pouring with rain!!! Anyway, I managed to brave the weather to take some pictures, so here is the finished project. The Prairie Points are held in place with a decorative button...
...and here is the front of the bag - these batiks really were lovely to sew with. This was quilted with a red Aurifil thread. I've got a few more of these bags to make for Christmas gifts, so I need to get back to my sewing machine!
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