Tuesday, August 11, 2009

An Authentic Bag!

Okay, so maybe I didn't really need a new bag (although I did take my Wonderland bag in the cave at Mammoth--and it did get a little dirty)...but I've been wanting to make this one ever since I saw the Sweetwater Authentic pictures on the Moda website (the fabric designers have a great blog called Make Life Sweet)!!! For months, seriously...I've been waiting to make this bag...and now that it's finished I love it as much as I thought I would. Probably even more...the fabrics are wonderful!

I adapted (as usual) Nanette's wonderful bag pattern (her pattern doesn't call for charm squares). I really wanted the inside to coordinate, and since the yardage isn't available yet, I sewed together jelly roll strips until I had large enough pieces to use for lining. I also used two matching jelly roll strips for the handles and extra charm squares for the interior pockets. One charm pack and 13 jelly roll strips...and now I have a great new bag!
I have a dilemma, though. My younger daughter wants this bag...and she wants it today! She wants to take it with her on a three week trip! But I don't want to give her this one...is that so bad? I told her I'd make another one for her...but I think I need to keep this one--after all, I've been waiting for months.

55 comments:

bettyp said...

I want to make one now!!! Its lovely. I love the fabric choice too.
My daughter is just like that too . It just being a girl....

SewCalGal said...

Wow. I love your bag. Really, really love it. I actually think you could easily sell this bag to people that like to boat (i.e. myself). Colors are very nautical!

Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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~Michelle~ said...

yum! I happen to have an Authentic charm pack in my possession, what a great idea! Not sure I would give it to your daughter though - make her something else!

dotti white said...

I absolutely love that bag! I ordered some simple abundance charm packs today so that I can make something...maybe the purse would be good--but I would need to order a jelly roll, too...hmmmm....will have to decide! Have a wonderful day!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sherri, you DO need another bag, and this one is PERFECT!!! Hide it, do whatever you have to do, but this one is yours, lady :-)

Jodi @ Simply This and That said...

What a great bag! It turned out fantastic!

Dawn Heese said...

I love it and you can always use a new bag.

Nedra said...

I haven't seen that fabric line and it's perfect for your purse. Such a decision whether to give it to your daughter. I can see why you are undecided!

Vickie E said...

that is a great use of that fabric! looks 'authentic' LOL...you are very talented..

Jackie said...

Great bag! I love the choice of fabrics. I can see your dilemma, do you give it to daughter or not??? Hmmmmm.... What to do??

rachel griffith said...

oh i LOVE this.
SO much.
:)

Krista said...

I love it! Very cute!

Terriaw said...

No, your daughter may not have this bag! It's yours, you made it, and you have been wanting it for so long. Plus YOU made it for YOURself. It's says you all over it. Seriously, it really is an adorable bag!

w&v said...

V. here... I love to see this bag. We daughters are a mess!!! I always want to have what Mom has. Somehow it is just so great when she makes or has something. I guess I want to be like her when I grow up. (My mom is 83 this month)v

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Such a beautiful bag! To answer your question, NO! Don't give her that bag. LOL Make her her very own unique one.

call me crazy said...

What a nice bag! My DD is the same way, she really wanted a bag I made, but when I said no this one is mine, she forgot all about me making her another. ;-)

CJ said...

LOVE IT!! I want some of this fabric but I have no idea what to do with it. This would be a great start.

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely fabulous! love your fabric choice

Stina said...

Lovely!!! The fabrics are great.. no wonder daughter wants it.. will be fun to see if you gave in .. otr not!!! :o))

Chocolate Cat said...

I hope you hold on to this one yourself!!! I'm sure she can live without it for this trip, maybe you can have one waiting for her when she gets home!!

Carol said...

OMG it is beyond wonderful!

Jilly's Space said...

I LOVE your bag. I just bought charm squares and fabric over the weekend to make a new bag. I have only made one so far and just absolutely love it(made with wonderland charms)..I get lot's of comments on it :o)

Kaaren said...

Beautiful bag, Sherri.

And Mom's are allowed to say 'no' to their daughters...once in a while.

Stephanie said...

Another beauty. Oh keep it...you'll be sorry if you don't. :o) Afterall you DID have to wait MONTHS and MONTHS!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Ok now I want to go make a bag just like that one. I need to work on a zillion other things but dang I want that bag!!

Thanks so much,

Love,
Jealous

Vintage Sandy said...

Keep it!

It's beautiful...

Linda said...

It's lovely Sherri, I think I'd be keeping it and making daughter another one. She'll just need to learn to be patient.

Lisa D. said...

That bag is wonderful! I'm not sure I could give it up. Well, maybe for my daughter.... they have their ways of worming things out of you, don't they?

Carolina Marabolí said...

Hola!
está muy linda!te felicito!!
cariños
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synnove75 said...

Oh my goodness I really love your bag! It's lovely:)

Lauren said...

I want it too! Younger Daughter is gonna have to fight me for it!!
You make the cutest stuff :)

Sandi said...

Great bag and it's okay to keep this one just for you!! I'm taking Nanette's pattern along on a retreat this weekend. I have one of her kits that I'm going to stitch and have chosen fabrics that my daughter will like so she can make one, too. Very clever to use charm squares. I might have to make a second bag just so I can try it! LOL!

Raegan said...

Cute! I am in the middle of making that pattern too. I'm thinking of doing it as Christmas presents so I need to practice.

Kate said...

I have 3 daughters, all grown now....thank God! but my advice is DON'T HAND OVER THE BAG :) I'm simply (and kindly) saying that you may NEVER see it again or it may not come back in the lovely condition that it is in now. How fast can you whip up something for her take????

I echo the other commenters.... I LOVE this bag and want to make one!! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous bag....LOL...of course yoy have to give it to your daughter...LOL>>>

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, I love this fabric and the bag worked out perfect.
Sometimes a Mom just has to say No, which has always been hard for me, and do something for herself.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Carol said...

I love your bag so much that I ordered some charm packs of this great fabric. Can't wait to make one too.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I like your quilting choice on this bag. It adds character. Very nice.

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Carrie P. said...

Very cute. The fabrics are really neat.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sherri, you've taken that pattern and really made it your own. I love that. It is an idea that you grew. It makes me so proud to see the darling bags you make. They are all so cute. Now I want to make this too!! I need to sleep less.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I LOVE that bag sooooo much!! It was so worth the wait!! The fabrics are amazing and your quilting is great!

Darlene said...

Very sweet bag - love the fabrics!

Eileen said...

Oh this is very wonderful. I hope you did not give in to your daughter. You deserve to keep that bag!

Aida said...

i love your bag!

Candace said...

Hmmm...maybe your daughter could make one of her own, tee-hee! I love the fabric, Sherri - I'd not seen it before!
Cheers!

Carol said...

Hi Sherri, I just wanted to let you know that I bought this tote bag pattern from Nanette. I love your bag so much I ordered a Sweet Roll of Authentic and some charm packs too. After my Sweet Roll comes I'll be ready to make my bag too.

Sachiko said...

I love this bag! In my opinion you can never have too many bags! Great job!

Threeundertwo said...

What a great bag! Love the fabrics.

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Thimbleanna said...

Ok, that's seriously CUTE!!! Now I want one too!!! LOVE LOVE your fabric choice!!!

Rita said...

I love your fabric choice and design. I like to have this. How can i get it?

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Jacque. said...

Sherri...you keep that bag! I, too, love authentic and will be getting some very soon.

Janet said...

I love that fabric line and I've always loved that bag. Great combo!

Michell said...

What a great use of fabrics...
It looks awesome...
Thanks for sharing with us...

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