Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two purses for Christa!

I got an email from Christa of Christa Quilts not long ago.  She was wondering if she could commission me to make her a couple of purses for Market.  I quickly said yes, and I was off.  She wanted a 3 zipper cross body bag similar to the one from Dog Under My Desk, and a large tote similar to an Amy Butler tote she had seen and liked.  Most of you know that I don't use patterns, so I went right to my graph paper to design said bags.

Christa requested white, gray and black with white zippers.

 

This little cross body bag ended up approximately 8 x 10.



I found these bold graphic prints at 'Home Fabrics'.  I do not know the maker or designer, but Christa wanted graphic....and here it is!


 You can see how it was quilted here.  Yay for Wonder Clips!!


The dark strip in the lining is a pocket for sunglasses.  A total of 5 pockets.


One zip pocket on the outside.  These are all the specifications that were requested...except the sunglasses pocket!


This large tote measures approximately 15 x 18.

Linking to:  Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts!  NTT at My Quilt Infatuation!

15 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Both of these bags are beauties! I bet Christa just loved them. You are the bestest bag and tote maker I know!

Jeanie said...

I just have to say "WOW!" Love the fabrics in both.

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Patchwork and Play said...

They are lovely Vicki! I especially like the black and white one!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

So beautiful! I love how you whip up these bags without any pattern! Wowser!!

Maartje Quilt said...

Beauties!!!!!!

Amy at love made my home said...

They are great bags!! I really like the black and white theme and the fact that the tote has lots of pockets! I always lose things to the bottom in tote bags and this would totally eliminate that problem! Great design all round in every way! xx

Janine said...

Great bags! I'm sure Christa will be delighted :)

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love them both. You are so talented.

christaquilts said...

You did such a fabulous job on these bags! I just love them so much!!

Kim said...

Very, very cool bags! The black and white fabrics are so very effective! Your reputation as "the bag lady" remains unscathed!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I think the black and white is Geocentric Interlock. see here in green

toniaconner said...

The zipper bag is adorable. The compartments in the tote is right up my alley. Beautiful work.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Two beautiful bags, Vicki!!! The black and white theme is perfect. I especially like the large tote.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Featured today, Vicki...

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