Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tripping Along

I have two trips coming up soon. On Saturday morning I will be driving to Chattanooga to see granddaughter #1. Her Dad (my son) will be going with me. She goes to college there and wants us to see her new apartment. We will just stay one night.

Next Wednesday I will be boarding a plane to San Diego to see my daughter, granddaughters #2 and #3. I will also see grandson #1 and his family, which includes a great-granddaughter I have never seen. I am so excited. Guess I will have to find some time this year to go to Chicago to see grandson #2. 

Last night I decided to make a large bag to carry on the plane. It will also be perfect for the over-nighter this week end. I had never worked with pre-quilted fabric before. I looked through the internet to find some ideas on working with it. I had purchased the fabric over a year ago with a Joann's coupon. Had to dig it out of a bin in my closet last night. This is double-sided fabric, which made it nice to work with. I searched my stash and found a fabric that I thought worked well for the binding. Here is the end result.

The bag is 16" tall and 18" wide. The pockets are the reversed fabric. I really like it. Not my greatest sewing if you see it close up, but good enough for me. I reallylike the bias printed fabric I used for the binding.
Now what else can I make for trips?


Rebecca in AK said...

Sounds like lots of fun coming up! There is nothing as special as visiting your grandchildren! I love your bag! That is a great idea, using the double sided fabric, you do not have to make a separate lining.

Debbie said...

Have fun...and remember I'm willing to carry your bags & cook for all of you if you take me to San Diego with you!!! Your bag is great...I used to work with that double sided quilted fabric a lot back in the 80s...easy for some quick gifts.

If you like seafood...try the Red Sails Inn...always my favorite place to eat in San Diego.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Eyeglass case and cosmetic bag?

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Gorgeous bag! What a wonderful idea to have something for your overnight trip. Enjoy!

Teresa in Music City said...

Love it!!! It should serve you well for traveling and other things besides. And yes, I agree - that binding fabric is perfect too :*) Enjoy your visits with your loved ones and come home safely :*)

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Great bag! I love traveling with a large bag to keep all those important items safe. I some heavier fabric in the stash and some orphan blocks I want to use to make some bags, finding the time lately is my problem. Have fun spending time with your family!

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