Tuesday, February 3, 2015

RULER BAG


On our girls last road-trip, I purchased a Teddlywinks pattern for my long cutting ruler and small cutting mat.   It has three ties along the top to secure the contents plus a pocket on the back for anything else you can fit in.  I'm sure it will be very useful on our girls sewing retreats.

I also picked up a bundle of fabric (on sale of course!) in lovely green and lemon tones.  Match this with the Country Threads for the embroidery, and viola........

FRONT OF BAG

REAR OF BAG
BUMBLE BEE PANEL

BUTTERFLY PANEL

LADYBIRD PANEL ON REAR POCKET.

This also gave me a chance to practice some quilting.  Using my walking foot you can see the pattern I did inside each front small square (sorry don't know the official name of this pattern).





I even managed to find a ladybird print in green for the inside lining...very lucky.



I will let you in on a secret...... originally I was making this for a gift on our sewing retreat but I loved it so much, I'm keeping it for myself.


15 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Dawn! Your ruler bag is beautiful!! Love the embroidery and the quilting is fabulous!! I don't blame you for keeping this one yourself... so would I!! Have a lovely week! :) xx

shez said...

lol i dont blame you ,it is gorgeous Dawn,well done on a beautiful finish xx

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Dawn,
very good choice, I would have kept this one as well. It is a lovely retreat bag.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Christine M said...

Your ruler bag is just beautiful, Dawn. I love the fabrics you have used.

Fiona said...

Thats a lovely bag...not surprised you are keeping it yourself...
I have always called that quilting pattern Orange Peel but I have no idea if that is official or not!!
Hugz

Heather said...

Haha! I'd keep it too! It's adorable.

Steffi said...

Liebe Dawn,
deine Tasche ist traumhaft schön geworden, viel zu schade um sie zu benutzen!
Liebe Grüße
Steffi

sigisart said...

Dear Dawn,
your bag is so lovely and sweet. I also would keep here for my own use.
Hugs
sigisart

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

ohhhh.... pretty, pretty and pretty!!
Such a wonderful bag - you have to keep with you ;)
Hugs, my dear

Linda said...

Dawn I love it! You did a fantastic job on it. Good score on the fabric. Your walking foot quilting is just perfect for it. You did exactly what I did with one of my bags - I kept mine too. ;)

MartiDIY said...

I love the bag and all the embroidered designs on it. I didn't know you could do curves like that with a walking foot. You did a great job with that too.

Kathy said...

That's adorable!!! What a gorgeous bag. You can be so proud of it. Think I will add this to my list of projects to do as well.

Maria said...

Your ruler bag is gorgeous...love the fabrics and all those special details :-)

Eunice Shoesmith said...

Hi Dawn

I have recently found your blog and am really enjoying it.

I live in UK and will be visiting Melbourne next month and I wondered if you can recommend any quilt shops for my visit?
Thanks
Eunice

Donna Spiller said...

Love it, great colours

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