Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Purse Completed

Well here it is at last - my In the Bag swap purse finished and in the mail! I finally had to shut down the computer for a few days to get enough stitching time to finish but I feel so much better now this and several other projects have been caught up.

The purse was made from a pattern in one of the Australian stitching magazines I have had for a few years. For anyone not familiar with the In the Bag challenge - the group exists for one swap yearly in which the participants each put together a package of fabrics and embellishments. They are swapped out and the challenge is to make something (this year, a purse or bag specifically) and return it to the original owner along with any leftovers.

It is always difficult for me to work with someone else's choices and this year was no exception! Therein lies the challenge. The ric rac was especially hard but finally found its place. Using the baggie contents, I made a crazy quilted panel for the front of the bag. I dithered quite awhile about the balance of the bag but finally decided on using some pink ultrasuede I had in the stash. The lining is a nylon/polyester blend but has the appearance of an embellished dupioni, or close enough.

In the end I am pleased with the results and happy to finally have it on its way.

11 comments:

Gerry said...

The bag is beautiful and what a fun swap. Your partner is sure to be happy with her bag.

Ati. Norway. said...

The bag looks great!

quiltlion said...

Love that spidey web! One beautiful bag! Lyn G

Gerry Krueger said...

What a GREAT spider web.... I love your bag... Did I see a dragonfly???

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thank you all - you are too sweet!
Hugs,
Kerry

Jill said...

Beautiful bag Kerry! The spider web is perfect although I didn't look at the spider but for an instant, lol.
Love ya!
Jill

Bear said...

wowee Kerry
your bag is beautiful and all in my colours as well- I could imagine the owner would be very very happy with it and would be delighted to use it often
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thanks Bear! I sure hope she will like it!

Hugs,
Kerry

Thelma said...

Such a beautiful bag Kerry!!

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Lovely bag, Kerry.
Whoever the recipient is, is one lucky person.
I love it.

Hugz,
Jackie

Anonymous said...

Great seams, Kerry. Fabulous job putting it all together! Lynn in
SoCal