Thursday, April 17, 2008

A *CHARM* ing Purse

When we took Mac to the airport last week, I got to stop in a new quilt shop. I found some cute charm packs of fabric. I couldn't find coordinating yardage made by the same designer. Thankfully, Collin was along and he picked out something that went beautifully none the less.


I've spent the past several evenings at the sewing machine, putting this little bag together using this pattern, and the charm pack, All You Need Is Love, by Deb Strain for Moda. I just love the cheeriness of it!

The aforementioned charm pack only contained 32 fabrics, and I needed 35. This calls for improvisation! I managed to come up with three fabrics from my stash that went perfectly with this collection. I don't think anyone would be able to pick out the three fabrics that didn't belong.

The inside features two roomy pockets and random quilting.
The outside is quilted along each square, and boasts an adorable envelope-style pocket.

Isn't she sweet?
It's available in my shoppe!

24 comments:

Erica said...

It's adorable! You using or selling that one? ;-) You should sell on Etsy...

Daughter of the King said...

Tracy,
This is just way to cute...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lovely purse...might you Etsy these type of things..hint hint..
Deby

lady jane said...

She's beautiful!

My heavens, you're talented, Tracy.

:o)

Momma Roar said...

Sweet and charming!! :)

Great job!

(I started adding the border to my project today!!)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

That is soooo cute. I love it!

Kittee said...

That is so cute! And it looks sooo professional. Awesome work!

Many blessings,

-Kittee

Mrs. Rabe said...

Oh, I love it! I have a daughter who would adore it also!

I may have to buy this pattern. Would you say it is a relatively simple thing to make for an experienced seamstress?

Tracy said...

Mrs. Rabe,
Yes, I think an experienced seamstress could handle this with little to no difficulty. It's not a hard pattern, but is time consuming as there's lots of quilting involved.

weavermom said...

Tracy,
It's just beautiful!

Kelley said...

Oh my goodness Tracy, it's gorgeous!!!
You did a wonderful job and the fabrics are so cute and match wonderfully!

Wishing you a blessed day! Ü

Kelli said...

That is SO cute, Tracy! All of the fabric is perfect together and I love that little pocket!
Hugs,
Kelli

Beck said...

That is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! You're so talented!

Tina said...

Beautiful as always Tracy!

Love, Tina :)

Short Stop said...

I just love it!

Tracy said...

I love it! A very cute bag indeed.

Jennifer said...

How precious!

Stacie said...

Mrs. K,

That is the most adorable purse!!! I love the colors!! =)

Dianne said...

Tracy, That is gorgeous!! What a wonderful job you did on it. I love the colors and the quilted look. And look, pockets too!!! WOW!! I surely am impressed with your work.

His Girl said...

what an adorable bag!!! Well done!!!!

Terri & Crew said...

Tracy,

That's beautiful. Great job!

Becky said...

That is just beautiful. Great work! I'm posting the winners of my drawing. Hmmm ... it might be of interest to you :)

Christian Homekeeper said...

How cute! I love it! ;)

Bev

Catherine said...

What a cute bag! I love the colors.

AJ said...

What an adorable bag! I love the fabrics you used.