Saturday, July 21, 2012

Summer Sherbet Bag

     A few weeks ago I attended a delightful talk/demo/trunk show by Carol MacLeod at Heart in Hands Quilt Shop in South Weymouth. This bag which I finished yesterday is one of her  Aunties Two bag designs, the "Bailey Island Hobo." Her pattern allowed for two sizes, and I know I'll sound like Goldilocks when I say that the small was a tad too small for me and the big was much more than I wanted. It was simple enough though to adapt the pattern; I simply made fewer strips and cut them shorter than the pattern called for. My "mommy bear" size turned out just right. Doesn't it look like a cool dish of sherbet for a hot summer day?
     I will add one more thing about Aunties Two patterns, they are all extremely well done from the ample color photos of the pieces in process to the very clear written directions. If you are looking for patterns for bags or totes, definitely check out her website.
     The bag is resting on the back of my current project which has taken over the dining room table. Yes, I am finally beginning to machine quilting my Old World Santas quilt. I've only been working on it on and off for five years. :-) Wish me luck!


  1. Your bag turned out gorgeous! I was just thinking the same thng about the size. Willing to share the dimensions you ended up using?

    1. I had accidentally deleted the above message. For this bag I made twenty-eight strips, and the bag is 12"tall and 14" wide.