Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tote bag

No new pictures today so I'm sharing one of the tote bag I made a couple of years ago using 3" Jane blocks and the Rumbleford tote pattern. My sister, Connie and I made one for our friend, JoAnn, when we visited Minnesota and stayed at her house. Of course, we had to make our own when we returned home.
DJ tote bag side one
DJ tote bag side two

22 comments:

Cathi said...

You've just given me a great idea! That is a wonderful bag!! I want to do a handbag soon, and have fallen in love with Japanese taupe fabrics, I am seing a bag of some sort done with DJ blocks and taupes! Another something to add to the list :)

Belvie said...

Those bags a so pretty. 3 inch DJ...oh my! 4 1/2 was small enough for me.

Bren said...

The bag is wonderful!!! What a great idea....I won't be stealing it ;) my bagaphobia is not all the gone yet.

tami said...

That was a great idea. I bet you get tons of comments when you carry that.

Nadine said...

WOW, Genie, these bags are really something ! I'm in awa and just LOVE them ! BRAVO !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Tazzie said...

What a wonderful bag! I've never seen DJ blocks used in that way before. Should I ever decide not to finish this DJ, I know I'll be able to do something with the blocks!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Colleen said...
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Colleen said...

I have gotten such an itch to sew bags since I started blogging. I have seen so many incredible ones that are calling to me -- yours was just added to that list. Wonderful bags!

Darlene said...

Beautiful bag!

swooze said...

I love it! I am on such a bag making kick lately. Very creative use of your little DJ blocks.

Beth said...

What a great idea for little orphan blocks! I'm gonna have to keep that in the back of my mind :)

Andrea said...

Wonderful bag ! I have some spare Dear Jane blocks so this is an excellent idea to maybe use them up !

Kairle said...

Well, I'm glad that you're posting "old" pictures. Beautiful job on the bag!

pamina said...

Your bag is absolutely wonderful ! Bravo !

Helen in the UK said...

Brilliant bag - perfect to showcase those tiny DJ blocks :)

Rose said...

They look fantastic!!! and only 3"??? wow, great job!!!

Floss said...

The bags look fabulous, what a great idea. No need to make a fall Dear Jane quilt.

Quilt Nut said...

that is fabulous!

Solstitches said...

What a fabulous bag! I'm in love with bags of all kinds just lately and this one is a beauty.
Margaret

Marcie said...

Oh wow, these are too adorable. I can't even conceive of making blocks that small.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

OH WOW you must have some of the same skills as a Fairy-God-Mother in you...how else to acomplish such tiny blocks than wave your magic wand???

That block in the 2nd photo at the top left with the 1" finished 9-pathces in it ins just mind boggeling at how you can sew such tiny pieces and still iron flat the seams?

I also especially LOVE your handles on your bag. VERY nice!!!! ~Bonnie in SE Texas

Elly said...

I love your DJ bag, it's just wonderful! And Congratulations, if some what belated, on completing your DJ quilt!!! I can see they become away of life:) Elly