8/15/2011

My magic crazy-quilted Victorian sewing bag is done!!!!

Well my sewing bag is done and when I look at it I don't think BoHo, Bohemian or Hippy....  I just think of Mary Poppins and her magic carpet bag... In fact I think when I carry it I'll have to carry a black umbrella.  Can you just picture me and my new bag.......  It is large... 15" x 15" but is not any heavier than other nice lined totes I have of the same size.










Here I'm lining it with a perky burgundy and beige gingham check and added a lot of pockets inside... In later posts this week I will share what I learned and what might be helpful to you if you decide to make one... I did use a LOT of Pellon's fusible tricot and it worked perfectly... (Thanks Allie)






And here it is.....both sides... The old suede belt makes a marvelous strap and is comfy on the shoulder besides being adjustable.. I must reiterate that the lovely hummingbird needlework on the outer pocket was not done by me... It was stitched by Cathy Labath in a round robin  we were in together.  I plan on toting this bag EVERYWHERE and hopefully get some attention as I plan to make up a 1/2 sheet about crazy quilting to carry and hand out when people comment about the bag...

20 comments:

Evy said...

Ohhh this bag is magnificent, victorian as one pleases, I like him! Congratulation for this magnificent work!

Beautiful day

Mánya said...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!

Cathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I'm being taken back to the 70s and loving it. I'm going to have to make one now. Glad to hear it's not heavy and you won't be lopsided. And I love your innovative strap. I probably have some hanging in my closet that don't fit around me anymore. (And that pocket is to die for ;-) )

Now with a maxi skirt and a string of beads and you're set to go!

MosaicMagpie said...

Plan on carrying a lot of those 1/2 sheets with you, as this bag will surely spark alot of conversation! I like the button/buckle you picked and the belt is just perfect. Lots of pockets on the inside, will make it a very useful bag.
Deb

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

It's Gerry Poppins and what a fabulous carpet bag it is....

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, it"s perfect! Guess I"m gonna have to go stash diving and make myself one too..AND what a great idea to pass out papers for people who inquire about it! Debbie (Maine)

Ati. said...

The bag suits you Gerry and I LOVE that Gerry Poppins picture :-))

Bear said...

oh me oh my Gerry this is one Magnificently beautiful boho bag- its just so gorjus
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxox

Anonymous said...

WOW Gerry that is just gorgeous and definitely lotsa better than Mary Poppins bag!!!

Rose Anne B (wouldn't let me use my google acct)

Cathy K said...

AWESOME!!! Your bag is to die for and so functional!!!!!! I love everything about it. Way to rock the CQ world!! Hugs, Cathy

Nicki Lee said...

Fabulous!just beautiful! I was just given quite a few pieces of beautiful tapestry fabric and now know what to do with it. Can't wait to get started.

Btw - love the new look of your blog!

Hugs!
Nick

Sharon said...

OMG gerry this is Beautiful! I love the whole look of it and very vicotrian it is....I hope you will bring it to the retreat? Now to start looking for some tapestry fabric.....just gorgeous!

Sandi said...

Gerry, Love, love, love your bag. What a great insiration to carry your CQ projects around.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

fABULOUS!! I can`t wait to see it in person at retreat!
Hugs,
Kerry

suzanneMI said...

Great job! I love the Gerry Poppins pic with the bag -- Luvvly-jubbly inspiration!! :D

gocrazywithme said...

If I make a bag like that will I have a Gerry Poppins figure like in the picture? You go, girl!

Suztats said...

Wow! Fabulous bag!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely awesome! I too am inspired to make one. Love your idea about having info. pages to hand out. Just loverly, Mary Gerry.
Suzie in Idaho

lambs and ivy designs said...

Give me an umbrella and call me Mary Poppins too because I love it!!

Susan Elliott said...

OHHHHH!!! Gerry Poppins is just the BEST name ever!

I like the idea that your bag is magical...it's beautiful and functional and I can tell you are having a ball putting together fabrics, coming up with a new approach and then sharing it with all of us. Thank you for all the great information and worldly wisdom. We can use all we can get!!!!

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