Here's the front:
On the right, I used one of the panels I told you about (the owl) and on the left, I used another panel (the red skunk that some of us thought was a red fox...) and a little strip of fabric toward the bottom as an accent.
|A skunk. Not a fox.|
Here's a look at how the button and its loop came out:
I guess I mixed stripes with dots. (I also run with scissors, but don't tell anyone.)
How about a look at that front pocket?
I used red leaf fab and goldish leaf fab; I didn't think there was enough color otherwise. LOL!
I quilted in that lovely King Tut 930 that I told you about in an earlier post and mimicked the leaf design.
I used one of my husband's golf gloves to give me an extra hand showing the pockets.
I couldn't resist writing that.
Here's the side tag detail:
Because I love the thread I chose so much, I did a lot of extra top-stitching. Here's a close-up of that front pocket:
Let's check out the other side of the bag! Back to the Japanese Maple tree:
I used a squirrel panel on the right and another little "breaker strip" (I just made that term up) on the left-hand side. The fabric above the green leaf pocket is one of my faves in the bundle. Check it out:
That's what inspired my quilt design for the majority of the outside of the bag! Love it! (Loopies only made possible with my Bernina Stitch Regulator. I ♥ my Bernina!!!)
Here's my husband's glove giving me a hand with the other exterior pocket:
I did the same leaf stitching motif there (not exactly the same; I free-handed it) and lots of top-stitching and cool fabric as an accent on top.
Let's get a hand inside that bag, too!
The inside of the bag is made from the four leaf prints - green, red, goldish and tan. There are three interior pockets - the little bird you see in the pic above, the plaid raccoon below...
... and the little spotted bug below:
I used very cool buttons on the two larger pockets, so Jill's stuff wouldn't spill out if her Super Shopper gets knocked over!
Jill, your bag is winging its way to you right NOW! I hope you're thrilled with it. It was a gas to make and a delight to get to know you a little better as we went through the creative process together!
Thanks for reading!