Wonderful World of Colour: Blog Hop

Joan, from Moose Stash Quilting, is hosting this great blog hop! and she said, “The sky is the limit. Color, world, let’s face it anything fits this theme, don’t you think?”

I went to pack up some “stuff” to take to a class I was teaching and I wanted a small bag. But alas, I didn’t have one! I must have given it away. So, with this blog hop coming up, it was the perfect excuse to make one! Don’t you agree?

I don’t recall making anything with ROY-G-BIV (red/orange/yellow/green/blue/indigo/violet) before – so that made perfect sense for the challenge! I went through my Island Batik stash to see what I had … and voila! I had the perfect random sized strips/scraps for the bag!

The Retreat Bag is a free pattern from Emmaline Bags. You can access the bag pattern HERE. I decided to do a Quilt-as-you-go type of thing and cut out some Annie’s Soft & Stable and stitched the colours on it. If you do this, you don’t need to use the wires that the pattern calls for. The Soft & Stable was left-over from another project. Once the strips of random widths were sewn on, I took a strip of black and put it across – just ’cause. Then I cut the pieces to the size directed in the pattern and continued to make the bag as directed.

And here is a peak at the inside

Now I have the perfect sized bag to put all my junk stuff in!

Visit all the other bloggers that are participating: You’ll be in for a LOT of wonderful eye candy!

Monday April 18

Tuesday April 19

Wednesday April 20

Thursday April 21

Friday April 22

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

52 thoughts on “Wonderful World of Colour: Blog Hop

  1. It’s always great when we can make something useful and use up scraps. And your “just ’cause” black strip adds just the right amount of interest to things.

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  2. Love your ROY G BIV bag. The batik strips are perfect for the project. I actually have a small bag I keep constantly filled with routine sewing “stuff” to take on retreats, etc. That way I always have needles, small scissors, extra blades, bobbins, etc. ready to go. But I especially love all the extra pockets on the inside. I haven’t heard of the facing fabric you used before. I may have to check it out.

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  3. I love how deep and big that bag is! What a perfect way to get your things/junk packed in one place. I have lots of junk that could fit in there! Thank you for sharing your beautiful bag of colors with us.

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  4. OMG…your ROY-G-BIV bag is gorgeous. I just couldn’t help but throw in another acronym here!
    LOL!! Thanks for the great eye candy and making me laugh this morning.

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  5. Cute little bag, do you have a link to how to have the zipper hang out like that on the sides? I always sew mine into the bag and it’s bulky and can get wonky!

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  6. You are one clever momma! I love the bag, and the “just cause” strip of black provides that break for the eye. Perfect. Thanks for the downlload site. I’ve now collected the pattern, and will use your approach to its construction. As the hop continues, so does my list of “must dos”. Such a great group of inspiring quilters. Thanks

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  7. I love your colorful Retreat bag! I have made dozens of retreat bags both with and without the internal wire frame and using foam stabilizer. The frame gives the bag a different look when closed. I even made several with handles and added pockets on the outside as well. It’s a favorite bag pattern of mine.

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