Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Sew Together Bag no 2

Back in September when I made my first attempts at the Sew Together Bag I knew I wanted to stitch up another for a friend's special birthday last month.  So, having gotten my head around the pattern and  still being a little in the first flushes of romance with matchstick quilting I decided to stitch it up right after no 1 so that I wouldn't forget how!

Now that it has been gifted I can show you how it turned out:

My friend loves the rich colours of French General but has also been known to be partial to a little bit of Bonnie & Camille so I found these lovely Bliss scraps in the wee bundle Rachael had sent me in the summer that seemed to me like a perfect bridge between the two.

The outer background fabric is a cream linen cotton blend which I matchstick quilted with slightly wavy lines in a variegated neutral thread.  It is hard to photograph but it compliments the linen beautifully and lifts the plainness of the light colour to give it a bit of depth and structure.

Outside is calm and elegant (I hope) but inside is full of happy, smiley, floral prints and pretty pinks from various Bonnie & Camille lines.  I like how they mix together and I think they make a really feminine combination for this birthday gift.  Hope my friend does too!

Just in case you were wondering, yes, the Sew Together Bag was definitely easier to stitch second time around!


  1. It's gorgeous! I'll definitely be giving you a shout when I eventually get around to making one! Jxo

  2. Lovely job :o) BTW, weirdly this post has a date of 3rd December...

  3. That's a beauty. watch out they are slightly addictive (I've made four now!) x

  4. Lovely ... I'm just about to make my first .... Once I decide on fabric!

  5. I'm yet to make one but yours are lovely! I had a similar kind of pouch made for me (one less pocket) and it's made me put making one to the bottom of the list!

  6. I keep seeing these eon blogs and think about making one. I just love this one as Bonnie and Camille are my favourite designers, they make such happy looking fabric. x

  7. It's great and yes calm outside and a burst of busyness inside. I haven't tried sew together bag yet. I'm waiting on a zip order to practice some simple zip pouches first, then I might get game enough.


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