Saturday, February 19, 2011

my FNSI results

Here is what i made last night for FNSI.  A purdy spring bag made from the Shoulder Tote pattern by Quilts Illustrated.  i made a few different adjustments, but its always been one of my favorite "easy" bags to make.  have you all tried the patterns from quilts illustrated?   This bag was 16x16 before sewing.  its a great daily bag to use for work etc.
 A friend of mine had asked me awhile ago for a pinks and greens bag.  After digging through my stash, the best fabs i could come up with were Woodland Bloom.  See my quilt hanging next to it using the same line?  I still love woodland bloom. 
 I had to get creative and move around the house to get a decent photo.  Ive been on the go and forgot to take daytime photos!!!  grrrrrr.

last night i locked myself in my MOM CAVE and sewed away.  I drank iced tea, ate pretzels and cheese, listened to some nice mellow music.....it was a perfect night for FNSI. 
These fabrics are so cheery.....

Because the outside was so busy, i made the inside very simple with linen and some fab pockets.

Remember to check HEIDIS blog tomorrow for the FNSI winner.  im going to spend my night surfing at all of your projects.  (oh how times have changed.....my saturday nights are so boring now--LOL)
I always get some cute ideas from you gals.

19 comments:

Sandra :) said...

That's a gorgeous tote - the colors are fabulous - very springy :)

I had fun participating in my first FNSI, and I can't wait for the next one!

Brenda said...

What a great bag! You had a great night started and finished a project. Wonderful.

deborah said...

What a pretty bag..just perfect for spring! I didn't get as much done as I wanted on Friday night but will work more tomorrow!

Nicole said...

it's such a darling bag!

Rocknquilts said...

I've seen some cute quilted bags recently - here on your blog and all around my town - I think this would be a great idea for next month's FNSI! I'll have one month to pick out fabric and a pattern :-) Thanks for the great idea! Mary Ann at www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com

Amo said...

A really lovely bag. Thanks for the link to quilts illustrated too.

I'm never quite where we are supposed to post the link to our own FNSI efforts so do it in the reminder. Is that right?

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Lovely bag. The bright fabrics make it look so cheerful.
Very nice work.

Maria said...

What a beautiful bright tote Bobbi.
They are such fun to make.

Oddbjørg said...

A lovely bag!

Cheryll said...

This is a great bag and so useful for work or play. Nice job!

Cathy said...

Love the bag. Had fun doing the FNSI even though my power went out. lol Hugs.

Impera_Magna said...

Fabulous tote.. your friend is going to be so pleased! (If she doesn't like it, I'll be happy to take it off your hands... *hehehe*)

manuela said...

A beautiful bag. I wish I had the time to do some bags too...maybe in a few months...

PinkGranny said...

Lovely. I really like how you made your bag.

I haven't posted what I got sewn on my quilt top yet. I hope to get it done later, albeit too late for the drawing.

Cheryl said...

That's a great bag made with cute fabrics. I have never heard of Quilts Illustrated..think I need to check that out!

Val said...

Love the bag! So cute. I kind of double booked my Friday night. I signed up with good intentions and then realized that a wedding I was helping with was the next day. I had a lot to do. But because of you and Hiedi's motivation, I did keep in mind to do something this week. So I crocheted 5 red dishcloths!!!!

Jamie said...

Cute bag!I love all of the nice big pockets!

stitchsister said...

Nice job! I haven't made a bag yet, but I keep thinking it would be nice to bring my lunch in something happier than a plastic grocery sack. Maybe I'll try it next FNSI...?

rubyslipperz said...

pretty, PRETTY....yummy color reminds me of cherriness and strawberries!

hugZ,
annie
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