Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WIP Quilted Patchwork Weekender Bag

A couple weeks ago, I came across a quilted patchwork Weekender Bag by Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson
I fell in love with it the minute I saw it and knew that I needed to finally take the plunge and make the notorious Weekender Bag by Amy Butler. This bag is kinda the Holy Grail of bags and definitely has a reputation for being hard to get along with due to all of the layers of peltex, interfacing, cording, etc that are involved when making it. 

I have always loved the look of this bag, but the reputation and horror stories had me pretty much sworn off making it, but when I saw Elizabeth's bag and the method that she used to make it by quilting as you go onto cotton duck cloth, I had a change of heart. 

Apparently I am not the only one either- from what I have heard of Sewing Summit and seen on a few blogs, it looks like Elizabeth sparked a quilted weekender craze and there is now a quilted weekender bandwagon! Check out these fabulous bags by  Laura and Amber!

Two weeks ago, I raided my scrap stash and even dug into a few fabric piles that I had been saving for a rainy day and came up with my color palette- red, aqua, and yellow. 


It hasn't been a fast process by any means, I just add a little each night and am finally finished creating my patchwork panels so now I am ready to start assembling my bag now...Duh, duh, duh... I am hoping to make it out in one piece! Wish me luck!

Here is a sneak peak of what the the main and pocket panel are looking like together! I am excited to see it finished! 

I plan to finish it over the weekend since I am headed to Nashville next week. This is the perfect bag to take along on my trip! :) 

Stay tuned for more pictures to come soon once I finish it!

15 comments:

  1. Oh I love this:):) I have bookmarked so much from your blog in my "to do" folder, I will never finish:) seems like I add something every time you post!!! Thanks for sharing so much on your blog!

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  2. I totally understand that craze. That patchwork version is just amazing! Looking forward yours too.

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  3. oh how cute love the pattern/colros you used

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  4. Love! I've wanted to tackle this bag as well but the horror stories have kept me away. Hadn't seen the patchwork version...I may have a change of heart!

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  5. I'm working on mine as well, but now I want a matroyshka one! Love everything about yours!

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  6. Hi there, just popped in from Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday to see what you were up to and how glad am I that I did?! Such pretty work - I'll be back :)

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  7. Super cute! I just got my pattern in the mail today. I'm going to make a patchy version too.

    Love you piping!

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  8. I have that pattern as well. I haven't made it for the same reason. I'm excited to give this version a try. Cant wait to see yours finished!

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  9. Oh, I love it!! Your fabrics are so pretty and what a great color combo. I can't wait to see this finished - it will definitely be getting pinned!!

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  10. Love the fabrics! Definitely brave to try it after you heard so many horrors! Good luck on the rest!

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  11. Oh my goodness! Everytime I see one of these I love it a little more. Yours is awesome! And thanks for linking to my post. I'm making another one next weekend... crazy right?!

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  12. THe bag is looking great, and who doesn't like Amy Butler!

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