Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Quilted Weekender Bag #2


Well it only took me one year to forget the woes of making my very first weekender bag
Last week I braved the infamous pattern for the second time to make a birthday gift for my mom in law... The second time went so much smoother! I think just knowing that I had made it before made it less overwhelming, plus I had another year of sewing experience under my belt- which makes a huge difference when you have only been sewing 2 1/2 years! ;)



I opted to only do quilt as you go patchwork panels for the pocket panels of the bag which took considerably less time than the first time I made it with all the panels being patchwork. I did however quilt both main and zipper panels to give it a uniformly quilted look. For everything else, I made it just like my last weekender bag- you can check out this post for all of the details on the changes I made to the pattern!


I tried really hard to pick out fabrics that reminded me of my mom in law and I feel like the overall effect of the bag really fits her personality perfectly. I love the way it turned out! The fabric that I used for the main panel (Alexander Henry Sew Now!) is just busy enough to make everything tie together in a crazy combination of colors that compliments the patchwork just right. That ruler on the zipper panel is just darling- don't ya think?! I love it!


Most importantly, my mom in law really loved it- which made all of the work that went into it totally worth it! She used it as her carry-on for the flight home after her visit out to see us. (I use mine as a carry-on every time I fly and it is just the right size for all of the stuff I need to entertain my kiddos on the flight!)


So since the 2nd one went so smooth- third times a charm right?! I started another today! Head over to my instagram to check out the darling fabric I am using on this one!! 

Happy Sewing!
xoxo, Ashley

8 comments:

  1. Super cute Weekender, I have made seven but none quilted like yours, I am going to have to do that next. I just love the look of the quilting.

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  2. I just love your bag and the combination of fabrics. It is such a sweet gift. You did a great job!

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  3. I just finished my first weekender last night! it was fun and ilove the results!!

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  4. Great choice of fabrics, I love the ruler on the zipper panel too

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  5. wowwwwww girl! I wish I were your mom in lawwwwwww this is sooooooo gosh darn cute!

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  6. One of the cutest I've seen : )

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xoxo, Ashley