Chubby Charmer is one of my favorite patterns. You can read about other Chubby Charmer tote bags that I've made here and here. The batiks I used for Diane's bag were in my stash. They were left over from a quilted jacket and a queen size bed quilt that I've made for her in pre-blogging years.
|Here is the finished bag.|
|A close-up of the quilting. I stitched 1/4 inch in from the edge. |
It frames each of the fabrics and I love the way it came out.
|A slightly blurry photo of my brother Jeff and my sister-in-law, Diane.|
|Lining fabric at left and bag handles.|
|A close-up of the fabrics in Diane's bag.|
The bag has snaps on the side so you can make it larger or smaller.This is part of the pattern. You can also use Velcro or make fabric ties.
|A view from the side with the snaps open.|
|This is one of my "add-ons." This is a small strap with a clip. |
I will also make a matching zipper bag that will have a
D-ring on it. Diane will be able to clip it into her bag.
|I put another loop on the opposite side of the bag with a |
removal carabiner. Diane can use this for her keys.
They won't fall to the bottom of the bag and get lost.
|This was kit that I brought home for Marion from the |
Houston Quilt Festival quite a few years ago.
I have the same one. I gave it to Mike a couple of years
ago for Valentine's Day. I love the colors in this.
|I also finished a flannel Scotty dog pillowcase for my friend |
Eleanor and a cowboy dog pillowcase for my friend Cindy.
|Margaret and Ike. It was a freakishly warm day for the |
first day of winter in Massachusetts, around 60 degrees.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Adding a link on Tuesday to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River and to Brag Bag Tuesday at ChrisW Designs. Merry Christmas!
Pugs and kisses,