Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bliss Beach Bag

I got these cutie little Moda Candy Bars from the Fat Quarter Shop.

These are the milk chocolate version, there is also a dark chocolate version.

I think I just may love Moda Fabrics sooooo much because they put so much effort into their packaging, and they call all of their precuts sweet little names.


I have really been waiting for this little one

Bliss by Bonnie & Camille.

I have made 2 other quilts from their previous lines and now their third fabric line is out.

So yesterday I found this tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop

It is made with a jelly roll but since these little candy bars are similar (just not nearly as much fabric) I thought I could improvise.

Here is my first ever little tote bag. 
This stinker was a little more than I bargained for but I am glad I stuck with it.

I think my favorite part is the polka dot handles
(not from the Bliss line but from my fabric stash)

This will be coming along with us on our beach vacation to Sarasota
(which cannot come soon enough).

I used some Moda Bella Solid jelly roll strips to fill in the spaces,
but those little candy bars actually go a long way.

The handles

I took a close up of the front panel, The Husband bought this stuff called texture magic.  Yes he went to a quilt/fabric store and shopped for mother's day for me.  Awwww, sweet husband.

But you put this stuff between the fabric and use a steam iron and it creates this texture.

I just need to do this once the bag is complete, NOT before. 
It shrinks the fabric which made it hard to construct the bag. 
Pretty cool though.

I am lovin' it!

I am posting this over at Creations by Kara


Wes and Dani said...

Way cute! Does your sewing machine do a meandering stitch like that or do you take it to a quilter?

Cap Creations said...

It looks wonderful! Great job!

kheaney said...

Dani - Thanks!! I do the meandering with a darning foot - just free motion quilting. No particular stitch for it, though I have heard of it on some machines.
I would like to try to piece a larger quilt top and take it to a quilter but the smaller stuff I do myself.

Cap Creations - thank you!

KarenSue said...

Love it! Beach? Have fun.

Brandi said...

Cute bag!

PaisleyJade said...

I love it!! The fabrics are beautiful!!