Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I'm a Finalist!

I recently entered the Amitie / Living Creatively Circles Competition ...
I made a duffle bag called 'SAIL AWAY".. The brief was to use quilting and the theme of circles to come up with a modern item ....

I quilted a denim base to make a circle ...

Then built the bag up from there - lots of red piping and white cotton herringbone tape ..

I quilted the amitie black and white ball fabric with the same design as the base...


Here is the ever faithful Clover Bias tape tool in action ...

I then joined my left over bits of amitie fabric with some red & white dots, and quilted that with a twin needle ....

I cut that piece of quilting into circles ...

I took all of my bits and pieces to a local sailmaker to put some jumbo eyelets in more tape for the top of the bag and for the little circles ....
I then appliqued those circles onto another piece of denim ...

Adding the final top layer of tape ...

Here is the lining - oops - photo not corrected - you get the idea....

Then we went to Lake MacQuarie Yacht CLub for the photo shoot - here is my son retrieving the lens cover from the lake ...
And here is the bag - and I'm a finalist!!! So exciting!
My bag is now living the high life in Melbourne at the Stitches and Craft Show - so if you see it - please check that it is behaving itself - and send me a photo if you can! It will then do Sydney and Brisbane later in the year - next time I'll make a bag big enough to put ME inside!

6 comments:

  1. I followed you over here from my blog. Wow, that is a fun bag and you really put a ton of thought and work into it, no wonder you're a finalist! We have a sail boat and right now it's shrink wrapped for our winter here but after seeing your pictures I'm getting very anxious to get on board and start sailing.

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  2. What a brilliant design - love the colours, the circles, the eyelets! Well done on the win.

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  3. I saw this bag at the Stitches and Craft show, very impressive and well made!!

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  4. Congratulations! What a fab bag! Love the colours.

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  5. Fabulous bag! You did such a great job. Congrats!

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