My holiday is looming comfortingly close and I decided, fairly last minute, to make myself a new bag to take with me.
The ‘Bra’ bag is the nickname of an altogether more seriously named bag which I first made umpteen years ago. When I showed it to an equally crafty person they immediately said, ‘ah a bra bag!’ called because… well you can work it out!
The bag opens out to have a square base so it holds a lot of stuff.
I bought the main fabric (dragonflies) several years ago with the intention of making a bag with it but it got put aside while I hunted around for a fabric to go with it and it was eventually relegated to the stash drawer.
A couple of weeks ago I went to a quilt exhibition and the perfect fabric was sitting on a trade stall calling out to me 😉 Funnily enough the stall belonged to the same person I bought the original fabric from all those years ago!An inside pocket so I don’t have to scrabble round for my purse and other essentials. I do find it easier to find things if a bag has a light coloured lining and this japanese lady fabric must have been sitting in a drawer waiting to be used for longer than the dragonfly fabric!
And finally, why it got it’s nickname 😉
I shall leave you with a couple of photos of a beautiful little quilt from the exhibition I bought the fabric at, made with Liberty fabric – just love those spool blocks and that central block is very reminiscent of a Dear Jane block which I really must get going on again 🙂
Until next time,