Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Bit of a Dilemma!

I mentioned yesterday that my recent fabric purchases have presented me with a bit of a dilemma.  So here's why -

I've been thinking for a few weeks that I haven't made any bags for a little while and that I would really like to make a couple for this summer - one larger bag for air travel hand luggage and another large tote for taking all my junk on hols.

I've been tempted by so many bag patterns but have settled, I think, on making an Aeroplane Bag (to make the most of cabin baggage allowance) and on Judith's Quilt As You Go Bag (so many lovelies have appeared on her blog lately, not least Shannon's GORGEOUS version).

It will be a little while before I can clear some of my continuing projects and make a start on the bags but for now I am contenting myself with making some fabric choices.  For the QAYG bag I'm thinking lots of Bonnie and Camille strippy scrap left overs - no brainer for me really.  However, making my mind up on the aeroplane bag is not so easy.

First of all, I ordered some Kate Spain fabrics from the Super Sale at Pink Castle Fabrics

and I really thought these would become my aeroplane bag in due course.  I love orange and these prints make me smile!

But then, before the Pink Castle order arrived, I bought a little bit of teal square stitch fabric and when I was putting it away in my stash drawer I noticed how yummy it was with an Amy Butler print that I've held on to for a long time. It started shouting "aeroplane bag" at me, see?

So, I picked up a wee piece of contrasting lining fabric and sighed a happy sigh that I'd got my fabrics together.

However, now that the Kate Spain Sunnysides have arrived, I am soooooo torn.  I love both options and don't know how to choose!


Guess I can mull it over while I handstitch the binding to my medallion quilt ...


  1. love the aeroplane bag pattern, two great combos of fabrics and colours, can't wait to see which one you pick

  2. why not make two? a summer one and a winter one, problem solved haha

  3. I'd end up making two. I immediately thought I preferred the second choice and then immediately changed my mind. Aeroplane bag does come in two sizes. I'm already contemplating a second. Actually first I'm going to make a noodlehead duffle only thing to stop me is the need to buy some more fabric!

  4. I guess now you'll just have to make 2 - the sunny Kate Spain one for the spring/summer and the teal one for Autumn/winter - knowing how much of a globe trotter you are! Jxo

  5. Bad luck Sarah, I am with the rest- just make both bags! It gives you choices! Both look super, so just go for it!

  6. I love both your fabric choices and as everyone is saying, at least you have an excuse to make two now! :)

  7. wonder if you have made your mind up yet or maybe even thrown more fabrics into the decision, those you have shared look good, like you i love orange nut I like it with green, the teal is also very nice

  8. Lovely fabrics. Are you up in the lakes again in the summer?

  9. Ok I will get off the fence and say definitely the orange combo. ;) Di x

  10. Sarah!

    Great choices. You can't go wrong. :)

    If you think of it, please e-mail me a photo or two of whatever Sunnyside creation you make. Thanks and best to you! kate at katespain dot com

  11. Make an aeroplane and a cargo duffle, best of both worlds. Ps love the Kate Spain orange!


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