Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The New Challenge: Handbag vs. Baby Quilt!

Sandra and I have another challenge!  In the next two weeks, I will make a new handbag--this one from Lisa Lam's The Bag Making Bible:
Picture it minus the tassel and the penguins.  I am not a tassel-kinda person and prefer to use my penguin fabric for my pjs. 
If I can just avoid making changes to the pattern, I have a chance of achieving my goal.  Unfortunately, I cannot remember a time when I have not changed a pattern to the point of making the project ten times more difficult.  I'm hoping the challenge aspect will keep me on pattern.

Sandra will be putting together a special baby quilt--batting and binding and quilting.

Next time I post, I shall be the proud owner--okay, maybe just the owner of a new handbag.  No point in setting expectations too high here.


  1. It's ON LIKE DONKEY KONG! (And apparently - I'm 12, LOL!!)

    That's a great bag - I love the shape! I wouldn't do a tassel either though - it wouldn't stay nice looking for very long. I'll pull out my quilt top tonight and gather everything up that I need - this project is SO overdue I'll be embarrassed to mail it, LOL. But do it I MUST ... and I WILL!

  2. That is a cute bag! I have the same problem with recipes. Find a good one and then change it..making it more difficult! Looking forward to seeing yours...minus the tassel and penguins of course.

  3. Cute bag! Don't feel bad, I complicate everything. Ask my husband. LOL!
    I can't wait to see how you change it up.

  4. I have made one of those bags and have to admit I "lost" the tassel and the binding strip down the middle. It takes a bit of concentration but Lisa's instructions are so good that you will be whizzing it up in no time! Enjoy :)