Friday, March 07, 2008

LOOK WHAT I MADE!


Last night was so much fun! I took a class from Connie (of the Civil War Diary Quilt fame). I can't believe all that she does. She is such a sweetheart and I enjoy being around her and am constantly impressed with her talent. The class was for making the Bow Tucks Tote (designed by Penny Sturges). The first bag pictured with the sailboats is one that Connie made. (Whoops, the handles flopped over). Connie also has become very proficient at machine embroidery and is doing wonderful things on the pockets of the bags she makes. Everywhere she goes people admire her bags, so now she makes them and personalizes them for people. The purple one with the big embroidered W on the front is a baby gift that she made that includes a darling baby quilt inside. Connie did a great job teaching this bag. She has made so many of them that she made it very easy for the rest of us!
My bag (hasn't a button yet) turned out great too! We actually finished the bag last night, in our second class. We had some quilting homework, but that was simple, even for me! Notice how the bag has cute little ties on each side. The bag gets "tucked" in on the sides, and then you tie the "bows", hence the name Bow Tucks Tote! Everyone in my family is going to be begging me for one of these!
Also, let me direct you to Dawn's blog, in case you haven't seen it. She is working on her own rendition of Williamsburg Medallion, and you must see it! She also shows Libby's and Karen's quilts with links to their blogs. I love the way they think and then do it! I am so impressed and honored to have them make my pattern. And I love that they each show their own creative talent in the process.

13 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's a great bag, Marcie! I love the embroidered versions with the monograms, too!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Such cute bags! Love it.

Jeanne said...

Sounds like you had a great time and the bags are wonderful! You can never have too many totes. *S*

julieQ said...

All your totes are just so cute! Just the thing for spring...

Dawn said...

Oh I love your bag! The colors are great! I finished my medallion quilt! Just need to take a pic of it for you tomorrow!

Carin said...

Great bag! I have bag issues I love them but any I try to make end up looking like the kind you take shopping instead of plastic or paper. LOL!!

Lea said...

Oh, This bag is very pretty and I also love the size!

Mary said...

Love your blog and your Williamsburg Medallion! Mary
http://mary-myneedlethread.blogspot.com

Darcie said...

LOL Oh! I thought Bow Tucks was a play on the work Botox...like..."every girl needs a little Bow Tucks sometime...." Oops! Glad you cleared that one up!

Darling bags! I'm not in your family...but can I still beg for one?! Lovin' the toile.

Perry said...

This is a really cute tote. Can I belong to your family when you make one for each of them? LOL!!!
I skipped over to Dawn's to see what you were talking about, and I am really impressed with this pattern. And the makers of these quilts are pretty crafty, aren't they. Great job you did by providing a blueprint for everyone for this type of quilt!

Finn said...

Gosh Marcie, all the medallion quilts look so amazing and so different! What feather in your cap! Great job! Love the bags too, looks like it's very usable an lots of fun to make. Hugs, Finn
P.S. Keep up the great work on those patterns!

Libby said...

Those are some fun bags . . . I always enjoy seeing them being made, but continue to have a fear of constructing anything that isn't flat. One day - I'll get over it!

Kairle said...

Oh, so cute, Marcie! I'm teaching a bag class in my guild meeting next month. They are so much fun to make and unlike quilts you can carry them around with you for the whole world to oohhh and aahhh over. lol!