Sunday, May 22, 2011

Prince Charming + Lily = My new favorite bag!

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Yesterday I decided to sew just for me.  It had been a while since I made something just because I wanted to make it... and not because of a deadline, contract or Quilt Market.  I'm not complaining... I love what I do... but it was nice to just sew yesterday!

The result... my new Lily Bag!
This is the front of the bag.  I used laminates for the base and regular cottons for the band & handles.


Lily Bag by Lazy Girl Designs
Fabric is Prince Charming by Tula Pink

This is the back of the bag. 
The white is regular cotton & the navy prints are laminates.

Here is a close up of the frog on the back.  I fussy cut the pieces so that he would be featured.

A closeup of the front.  The pleats turned out well in the laminates & don't take away from the frog at all.

Another closeup of the front showing how I also fussy cut the frog.


Here is the bag laying down.  I used the coral on the inside & outside bands.

I didn't have a lot of Prince Charming to work with... so I decided to use Neptune for the lining.  It worked perfectly!!

I did post about my bag on twitter & facebook yesterday and some people asked about the size.  I snapped this photo this morning to show you... in front is my small lily & behind is my giant cosmo bag.  Lily is perfect for my wallet, phone & essential items.  I used her last night when I went to the movies and she was perfect.  My cosmo & other big bags work for when I need to carry the world with me!

I hope you love my new favorite bag as much as I do!!




© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

25 comments:

Ruth said...

I'm loving that frog!

Kiera said...

What a great bag! Love it!

Kwilt Noob said...

I sure hope that bag got to go out last night. It's way too cute to stay in on Saturday night!

ga447 said...

It was great seeing all the photos and comrades you wanted their picture taken w/you. I love the color combo of the bag.

sew+mad said...

Hip!!!:)

The Rx quilter said...

I am patiently waiting for my Prince Charming to arrive in the mail. Would love to get some Frog laminate to make a rain coat..how cute would that be?? Lisa in Texas

RenegadeQuilter said...

Thanks for the size comparison shot. I think I am going to have to get that pattern now.

Sasha said...

So cute! I love it!!

mascanlon said...

Bag looks great Julie and its so nice to have the size options! Thanks for great photos.

Cille said...

I have a soft spot for all thing froggy - love the bag :)

Quilting Yai Yai said...

I love your new Lily bag, especially that cute little frog!!
Nice job.
Deborah

Tezzcan said...

I'm in love with Prince Charming and your bag shows it off to perfection.

Tanyia said...

This is absolutely stunning and I am so in love with these Prince Charming fabrics! I can not wait to get some!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

So cute! I was trying to resist Prints Charming, especially in laminate. I'm ordering some--it was inevitable, I guess!

Lee said...

It is adorable! Love the fabric!

Di2Quilt said...

What a beauty!! I love laminates. I'll have to make a new one for this summer!

Summer Killebrew said...

I <3 the Prince Charming line, and your bag is adorable!

The big question now is...what movie did you see and was it good?

Leena Salleh said...

He's a cutie Julie...and the fabric is really appropriate for the bag..adorable! Did you watch Pirates of the Caribbean?

Susan said...

Saw the bag in person and it was adorable. Nice having dinner with you and the family.

WoolenSails said...

I haven't made a bag yet, but I got some books for them, at the library. Hopefully I can find some time to try a simple one first and work up from that.

Debbie

Justine said...

This bag is just gorgeous, I Love it Julie! That frog is just too damn cute isn't he?

Sally said...

I love that frog! I will definitely have to purchase some of this print! I do love laminates, too...they are so nice!

**nicke... said...

i am crazy in love with those laminates!

Jeff said...

Since you mention the Cosmo bag, I got fabric to make one this weekend finally, but didn't realize how big it was. I'm going to scale down the pattern just a bit, hope it still turns out ok!

Micmacker said...

I love this! I am going to break into sewing with laminates for Prince Charming. Thanks for the inspiration!