byAnnie Challenge

This month, the Island Batik challenge is to make a bag. I choose to make the “Round Trip Duffle.” It is a pattern byAnnie. Island Batik and byAnnie made a kit with everything I need to make the Round Trip Duffle … I mean EVERYTHING!

The Island Batik fabrics that I chose for the bag – from top to bottom are:

  • Peacock Feather – Teal (from the Proud Peacock collection)
  • Whip Cream (from the Neutral collection)
  • Peacock Mardigras (from the Proud Peacock collection)
  • Paisley Dot Celery (from the Proud Peacock collection)

The key to making byAnnie bags is organization. A list of everything you need to cut is included in the pattern. I copied the list and attached it to each item as it was cut. Then I put it all up on my design wall so that it would be handy and easily found. The quilted pieces were on my ironing board.

The next step involved making all the bag components … the straps, the pockets, and so on … I’m using Aurifil thread #1148 – Light Jade with Schmetz Needles.

It’s getting exciting to see all the parts coming together!

Once it was completed, my daughter had to put her dog, Daphne, in it … believe me, that didn’t last long! (The dog in the bag … the bag was not harmed!)

I am very very happy with how this bag turned out! A friend of mine said, “It looks so professional.” That’s because byAnnie patterns are so well written! I hope to use this bag when I go on my next quilt retreat!

Disclosure: The fabrics, thread, batting and needles were generously supplied by the following companies:

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

23 thoughts on “byAnnie Challenge

  1. Oh my goodness, Gail!!! I love this bag. This is going on my “next bag to make” list. I just finished making mine and I agree – Annie’s patterns are very well written to create a professional looking bag.


  2. Your bag looks fabulous, Gail!!!! Love the fabrics you chose! Daphne clearly likes it too 🙂 She and Denise’s Loki are clearly going to start an Annie’s canine fan club.

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  3. Round Trip Duffle! What a wonderful size, Gail. Your DD’s pup did not look too thrilled to be plopped in the duffle . . . but tolerated a picture. HAHA! You did a great job fitting the puzzle of all of those pieces together so nicely. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Thanks, Roseanne! You are right! Daphne was out of that bag very quickly! But it was fun for a picture! By Annie patterns are easy to do – she gives fantastic instructions on how to put the pieces together! 🙂

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    • Oh Connie, I absolutely KNOW that you would be able to make this bag! By Annie has tons of videos and her patterns are so well written, it’s almost fool-proof! You can do it! 🙂


    • Hi Vivian,
      I’m not sure what you take on a 5 day camping trip … but the pattern says that the size is : 12”H x 19½”W x 7½”D
      It’s big enough for me for a 5 day retreat! (just for clothes etc … no fabric or patterns … 🙂


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