Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Beautiful Birds blog hop



Hello All,

It's my day today, to show you what I made with this Beautiful Bird fabric by Elizabeth's studio's.
Thank you to Lana, for being such a great hostess and keeping us going while our wonderful Samm is concentrating on personal matters.

My sweet friend Pat sent me a panel of the Birds and one of the tree, and as soon as I received it, I thought it would look great on a bag or two. Here's the fabrics I choose to go with the bird panel. Which I fussy cut.


My family of 6 are big readers, especially my daughter and I. And when we go to the library, we have to have BIG bags to bring home books for everyone (Even my 3yo loves getting books.)

So I decided to update our library bags. I used my original pattern, but didn't put in the zippered pocket and I used patchwork on the front and back. I also quilted it this time, where as in my original pattern, I just used interface. (It's fun to look at one of my first patterns. It's about time I updated it I think. lol)


After cutting up the tree panel, I decided it wouldn't work right in my pattern. I just used the light green instead. I got the pink bag. I love pink and green together. Each side has different bird prints.



My dd is partial to blue, so I looked thru my fabrics to see what I can use for hers. These bright sunflowers look nice with the Birds too.



These bags are BIG, they are 15" square and 10" wide. So they hold a lot of books.



The straps are sewn all along where they touch the bag, to add strength.


 The pattern is free. If you make one, I would love to see it.

 Thanks for stopping by today. And don't forget to visit the other Ladies and see what beautiful projects they made today.


 

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55 comments:

  1. Lovely and useful totes, my friend! You found some wonderful fabrics to compliment the bird panels. Your FMQ is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and your lovely spring flowers ... :) Pat

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  2. NOW LOOK AT THAT!!!! Those are sew MARVELOUS!!! What a BEAUTIFUL set of bags you have CREATED!!!! The choices of fabrics to show off those bird panels just makes them so feminine and eye catching!!!! WONDERFUL!!!!!

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  3. Beautiful tote bags! They showcase the panels beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Your library bags are darling! What a lovely way to showcase the pretty bird panels. Fantastic!

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  5. What great Library bags. So big - just as well like them too. Can never have a big enough bag when it comes to going to the Library.

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  6. Your library bags are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Perfect use of that fabric, for something useful. Love those library book bags. When my 3 girls were little, we made many trips to the library - highlight of the week! Thanks for sharing today.

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  8. Fantastic job, Dorian! I love both of them! You did a wonderful job matching up fabrics too. Happy reading! :-)

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  9. I love the bags! I have several and the bigger the better. I use mine for post office runs. :)

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  10. I love the one with sunflowers....a really great combo! Super job on these bags.

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  11. Beautiful bags and a great use of the bird panels.

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  12. Wonderful bags. That's a lot of books! Great fabric combos.

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  13. spring bags are wonderful , love the panels too

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  14. Your bags are a perfect use of this fabric...I really like them !

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  15. Lovely bags! I really like the way you made use of the panels of birds!

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  16. These bags are both lovely! It would make me want to go to the library, just to show them off. Great job!

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  17. Dorian the bags turned out great - I can never get enough of that size bags! I made one too but it's not nearly as pretty as yours...I'll be showing it tomorrow. Great minds think alike - right? :) blessings, marlene

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  18. you made gorgeous bags with this fabric Dorian!!!!

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  19. Love your newly created library bags! What a great use of that beautiful fabric. Those sunflowers were such a compliment to those birds. And the pink and green look gorgeous together. Lovely photos and two great totes!

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  20. Those are big bags -- nice to see the same panel combined with different color ways!!

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  21. I love the bags, but I wouldn't want to lift all those books :)

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  22. Those are so pretty and so practical as well.

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  23. What a perfect use for that fabric! I love your big book bags!!

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  24. I love your library bags. Your fabric choices are so pretty.

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  25. Those are beautiful bags and look amazing in those fabrics...love them! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  26. What nice sized totes those are. I've been bitten by the bag making bug lately and it's fun to see all the options on how to feature fabric.

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  27. What a great bag....and who knew this line would look so cute with green and pink? You are going to the library in style! Great project.

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  28. Now those prints were met to be with the fabrics you chose!
    P E R F E C T....

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  29. Love the way you accented the bird panel pieces--stunning!

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  30. your bags are really lovely. perfect timing for spring and summer going to the library.

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  31. What a beautiful way to carry your books. I bet you get a lot of compliments on them.

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  32. Thanks for showing the bird prints with alternate fabrics. I really love both looks. Thanks for sharing your book totes with us.

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  33. Hi Dorian! I see you love books like I do. There is never enough of them. Your book bags are HUGE!! I haven't made many bags (like 2) but I might have to try my hand at this pattern. Thanks for sharing them with us today.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia

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  34. Your library bags turned out beautiful! What a great use for those fabrics. I'm sure you'll be getting a lot of compliments on your trips to the library.

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  35. Cute library bags! You'll get lots of compliments on them when you go.

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  36. Beautiful library bags, thanks for sharing. Also thanks for the pattern, I do have to make a bag or two and this will help me out, thanks!

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  37. What beautiful library bags, they are wonderful!

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  38. The library bags are lovely and very practical.

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  39. What a great idea! These bags turned out lovely ☺

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  40. Love your bird bags. That size could carry a lot of things. Thanks for sharing the pattern for FREE! I will have to make one.

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  41. The bags are beautiful. What a great gift for an avid reader!!!!! It's very frustrating to have a bag that is not sturdy enough to support your books when you have a love affair with books. These bags would be perfect for carrying some of the LOAD that is necessary for retreats and classes, too. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us. Pat is a sweet person to have as a good friend, too. She certainly encouraged me in my second hop of my life - the SUPPORT hop. Your quilting is beautiful. Thank you for joining the hop; being generous to share your pattern; and being an inspiration to me to think about making a book bag.

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  42. LOvely bags for heavy library books. Cute way to use the bird prints.

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  43. LOvely bags for heavy library books. Cute way to use the bird prints.

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  44. What a great use of your bird fabrics. I love the book bags. What a treasure that you will use every day. :D birdie blessings, denise

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  45. Your bags are lovely! I have a weak spot for pink so I really like the pink version. This colour works really well with the Beautiful Birds fabric collection. I hadn't thought of this colour combination. Your bags look so useful too!

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  46. Wonderful bags. I like that they are sturdy and beautiful!

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  47. Great tote bag - makes good use of the pretty fabric

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  48. Your library bags are lovely - thanks for the pattern.

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  49. Those are great bags and so useful. I use plastic bags (yuck!) when I go to the library and know it would be such fun to use one of yours. They are gorgeous.

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  50. Your library bags are just beautiful. They are so super stylish.

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  51. What a pretty way to transport library books - I haven't ever made any totes and I really need to because I love them - they are so useful. Y'all sounds like us...we would regularly haul home 30+ books home from the library when we were homeschooling. That bird fabric is wonderful and you have showcased it so well with your pretty design. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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