Monday, April 26, 2010

Tote Bag Sewing Party Parade of Bags, Part 1

I want to thank all of the ladies who sewed with us in our first ever Tote Bag Sewing Party. I think it was quite successful and everyone had a lot of fun. I am going to "parade" some of the bags and then Kelly will parade the rest a bit later.

First up is Cyndi's cute Grab Bag. I love her fabrics.

Grethe made an adorable bag.  I have never seen this pattern, but it is quite darling as were her fabric choices.

Diane made a super fresh spring bag.  Don't you like her fabrics??

Kim made 2 bags.  She used her own pattern (which is reversible)  and she also made a Bella Bag.  Great job, Kim!

Di made a bag for her laptop.  Very creative!

Amy made a really cute bag, her own design.  I think the prairie points are quite nice!

Mary joined in the party fun after visiting her new grand baby...congratulations Mary.  Then she made this adorable Amy Butler Bag.

Carol was a bag making queen.  She made up some friendship totes and a Pinafore Tote Bag.  TOO cute.

Cheryl made a great diaper bag.  It is so roomy. 

Karen made this very detailed applique bag.  Very quilty!

Sandie made this cute cherry print purse.  Very nice and I love the fabric choices.

CJ made a Grand Revival Designs tote using Verna fabrics.  You know how I love Verna right now! 

Susan made a Dandy Bag.  I love her fabric choices.  Pink is a favorite of mine....she made this for a gift, I think.  :)  Susan has since made a really cute purse, you should go check it out. 

Next up is my mom, Mary.  She made these cute bags made from jellyroll strips.  She used a pattern by Bunny Hill Designs.  Didn't mom do a great job? 

Last, here are my bags I made using a Quilts Illustrated pattern. 

Thanks again to everyone who participated.  You gals were so good about getting to everyone's blogs and that made it even more fun.  Remember to check Kelly's blog, she will be posting the rest of the fabulous bags.  I had such fun and I promise to host a bag party again.  Deborah was unable to join us this time due to a family emergency.  Hopefully she will be able to join in the fun next time. 


Grethe said...

Thanks a lot,I have taken a copy of all bags. It was great fun, and I am proud that I at last managed
to be of the crowd!!
Waiting for the next list from Kelly to copy now.
Good luck for your next project:-D

Kim D. said...

Love all the bags, hope to join you next time.

Michelle said...

They all look great!!!

Allie said...

Wow - those bags are GREAT!!!!!

Kim said...

All the bags look great! It was fun:)

Pat said...

Love them all. I would hate to have to pick a favorite.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks Kris, it was a lot of fun. And the parade was great...all the bags is two places!

Carol said...

All of the bags are so cute. I had fun doing the Tote Bag Sewing Party.

Anonymous said...

I had fun! I love making bags, kind of like instant gratification compared to quilts(which I also love making). Thanks for hosting!

joan said...

Oh the fun! I am so sorry I missed it. The bags are all gorgeous... Thanks Kris!

Cindy said...

Oh my word - what a great Bag Party!!

Ladies - you all out-created yourselves.

I can't pick a favorite so I think I'll just enjoy taking a second look at each and every one.

Blessings. Sorry I missed the fun.

Darlene said...

Adorable bags! So much talent in this group. I'm in awe!

May Britt said...

So many beautiful bags. Next time I hope I can join the sewing party. Was occupied this time.

Thimbleanna said...

Great bags from the group Kris! It's fun to see them all together!

Debbie M said...

I wanted to join in, but had to work at the last minute. I hate when that happens. The bags are all wonderful. I'm going to have to make one now! Thanks for sharing your bags.

Cheryl said...

I am green with a bloggy love kind of way!! All those bags, and each and every one WONDERFUL. What fun you ladies are having!

Cheryl said...

I am green with a bloggy love kind of way!! All those bags, and each and every one WONDERFUL. What fun you ladies are having!