Sunday, 23 March 2014

Windmills

Actually, a windmill bag. It gets it's name from the way it's put together, basically four strips of fabric in the shape of windmill sails and the sides of the sails are sewn together to form the bag.



There is an inner and outer layer, both the same, so lots of colour on the inside too


Considering it's such a mishmash, I think the colours and patterns sit really well together.  


Great fun to make and I learnt a lot about stitching and quilting in the process



22 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oh wow Carol, this is brilliant, are you making them to sell?

Love the colour combo and the style is fabulous.

Sam xx

Heather said...

What a lovely bag - so pretty and practical too, and it's beautifully made.

butterfly said...

What an amazing design, Carol - and it's so bright and fresh and funky - fabulous!
Alison xx

Sid said...

That's one fab bag Carol! Fab colours too.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I thought of dutch tulips when I saw the windmill and the shape reminds me of tulips and spring which we are sorely lacking!

Netty said...

ooooh, so love this fab bag, Annette x

herminesplace said...

love it! great colours

karen said...

wow, this is so effective Carol....it looks mighty complicated! That makes it extra wow worthy!

Caroline said...

Love the design Carol and your colour combination - must do a google for the pattern - your work always look so professional x

massofhair said...

WOW Carol a triumph of a bag! Beautiful patchwork and exquisite stitching.

Attended my first basic bag workshop last week, need to finish it off as not enough time in class. Not as detailed or intricate like your bag but one day i will get there :-) xxx

Gio said...

wow, Carol, it' s so beautiful, so colourful and summerish. It's the first time I see this model of bag, very interesting one.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Beautiful coloured bag, great fabrics. It looks really sturdy too. Aren't you clever!

Gay Peplow said...

WOWzers Carol this is magnificent, you clever lady :D I love the colour of the fabrics and can see why you were so drawn to them, very clever!!! :D xx

Redanne said...

It does not look like a mishmash at all, it looks as though you spent ages getting everything to match. It is a beautiful bag! Anne x

cockney blonde said...

Long time no visit. Jo P suggested I hop over and have a look at your fantastic bag. What a clever idea, love it. Hope you're well, x

Karin said...

Wow Carol! What a fab bag, and that colour/pattern combination works so well together. Great finish on the bag I love your stitching.

Adrienne W said...

Lol, I can't top the comments already made!
Terrific result :)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

The bag looks fantastic! I loooove the colours and the patterns, they look great together!

JoZart said...

Hi Carol,
I love the bag and would like to make one.... is there a pattern available please. I could wing it! but it would be easier knowing how to make it properly.
It look like you are veering more towards fabric than paper now, just like me.
Many thanks Jo x

Neet said...

Would love to make one of these bags as I like yours so much. Could a novice sewer do this do you think? I love the bright colours you have used, the lime really provides just the right accent for the flowers.
Brilliant! Love it !

Hugs, Neet xx

Juls said...

wow just gorgeous, really effective, you have made me want to get my sewing stuff out again!! hugs Juls

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning, girl - love those heart things on the strap - did you stitch that? Looks amazing x