Thursday, December 11, 2014


A couple months ago I ordered this book "Fabulous Fat-Quarter Bags" by M'Liss Rae Hawley from C&T Publishing.  They had a "special" offer and the prices were super low, so I ordered this book and 2 others.  

I needed a gift and decided to make a bag from this book.  The name of the bag is "Fat-Quarter Carryall."  That should have been a clue that it was a large bag.

So, I had the pattern, and needed the fabric - 6 fat quarters.  Last year in May or June, I entered a giveaway for some FQs and won them.  It just so happened that the location of the blogger was real close to our son's house in Oregon where we were going, so we decided to meet at the LQS where she would give me the bundle of fabric.  The blogger was Amity Quilter who moved away shortly after we moved here.  :-(

Anyway, I used the 6 FQs to make this bag, but then I needed fabric for lining and handles, so I hunted through my stash closet and saw this polka dot that I had gotten at Good Will.  Yea!


The FQ Carry All is finished and it will carry a lot of stuff!

Are you making gifts?  Have fun!  I need to make a few more gifts and I'm also going to start baking this week.  Only 2 weeks until Christmas?  What?  Better get busy.


  1. Your carry-all looks really roomy and well made, congratulations on a fine finish! The polka dots give it a bright humorous twist that I love. It probably will become a workhorse tote for getting your quilts to and from your quilt shows if you enter in local shows.

  2. Wow, that's beautiful! Great choice of projects. We close on our new home next Monday, finally will be able to move and unpack our stuff and get started on quilting again!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. That is a very pretty bag. If you are going to carry it all, you need a large bag! I have started my Christmas cinnamon rolls.

  4. Pretty bag, love the soft colors. It will be great for so many things.
    I have finished my gift making, but I am helping DD with her gift making. She is still new at sewing and is really liking making things for her friends.

  5. The bag turned out beautifully and will be so useful. I'm sure the recipient will love it!!! She's a lucky gal!!

  6. That bag is so cute! And I really like the fabric you chose for it.

  7. The colors are so pretty. Great job.

  8. I need to try that bag pattern someday; it's really cute! ---"Love"