Friday, February 01, 2008

Usually after a project I’m sick of the fabric, never want to see it again. But after piecing my last quilt, I’m still in love with the leftovers. I made these Sunday afternoon in literally fifteen minutes. (Minus the button covering).
I’d like to tell you I’m looking out for the environment by making the lunch bags, but truthfully, they’re just so dang cute--- and easy. The Pattern came from Allpeoplequilt.com. I never have wrapping paper or a gift bag when I need one. I’m going to making 3 or 4 more different sizes and put them away for a moments notice. I hate pouring money into wrapping paper that will be torn and thrown away too. Two fat quarters is all you need and some interfacing. It’s a great way to lower the Fabric Inventory too.

Eric is traveling home this morning—The roads were to rough last night. Truthfully, as much as I want to see him, I hate him traveling and wish he would stay put. But the college kids are invincible.

No plans for the weekend--- and no complaining about having no plans. I’m going to knock out the house and relax…and enjoy my kids…

28 comments:

Marcie said...

Those bags are so neat! i am going to have to check out the web site. And look at all that cool stuff from your "neighbor" in Wisc. You do have a lot in common!

Kristie said...

I love how they turned out and the fabrics are beautiful! I made one a few weeks ago and gave to my sister, she loved it.

Enjoy you children this weekend.
Kristie

Juliann in WA said...

I looked at that bag pattern too. They have some neat patterns on that site. Will be thinking of Eric today. The big road out here has been closed for days because of avalanches so a lot of people are cooling their heels. Fortunately Taylor is heading back to school on a plane so we won't have to worry about the snow until she gets to Spokane.

Libby said...

Cute! I'm always at a loss for gift wrap, too. But is the button cover difficult? Sometimes my feeble head can't too much of a challenge *s*

Joanne said...

Those bags are wonderful. I printed off those instructions when I first saw them too -- I'm hoping to make gift bags this year also. Probably should start now and make some for birthdays during the year too.

Bethany said...

Those are so pretty! As much as I hate wrapping presents (A toddler wraps presents better than me) this is perfect.

Beemoosie said...

That is great fabric and they are darling lunch bags!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Those bags are gorgeous, think of the stashbusting! Tracey

Tazzie said...

Your bags are so cute Mel, I love them. Be sure to have a wonderful weekend with the kids.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Ila said...

Great bags! You could even leave out the gift and they'd be a great gift!

Clare said...

Lovely bags. They could be a gift on their own right. Have a lovely weekend en famille.

Howdy said...

Cute, cute, cute! And how cool is it that the pattern is free too! I've downloaded the PDF file - and because I don't have a thing to do today... LOL... I'll have to spend some more time checking out that site.
I'm thinking you could make those much bigger (I'm thinking sale fabric here) and make them for just about any wrapping purpose. Of course - you would have to live in a house without 'peekers'.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Really cute Mel! You are so productive. I wish I could put the pedal to the metal and get some sewing done too.

Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend with your family.

Louise said...

I really like these bags. Thanks for posting the photo for us.

Sweet P said...

Those bags are very pretty. Thanks for sharing the link to them.

Cheryl said...

Great bags! Thanks for sharing them and the pattern link. I cannot wait to make some.

Dawn said...

Oh those are soooo cute! I love them! Thanks for the link!

momma_donna said...

Oh, I love the fabric!! Very 'country-French'. I can see why you weren't tired of it after using it in your quilt. Can you show us a picture of your quilt??

Your blog is on my list of fav blogs. :)
Donna

Christine said...

Love those little bags. What a great idea. I have already checked out the link.

Carol said...

Love those bags...what a great idea.

Darlene & Thimbles said...

Something in common! It pains me to spend money on wrapping paper - it's such a huge waste! These bags are perfect and yours are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the link. Will definitely check them out. I'm bagophobic but hopefully the task won't be too daunting. LOL

Safe travel for your son!

anne bebbington said...

Gogeous bags Mel and especially lovely in those fabrics - I just love plaids against blowsy flowers - perfect combination!

Carol Van Rooy said...

Lovely blog. Those bags are so cute...keep up the great work and stay warm.

Idaho Quilter said...

I love that fabric too, the combination is great with the check. Lunch bags? I thought there were sofa pillows, very pretty.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Nice lunch bags! or gift bags!

Wendy said...

What a nifty idea for gift bags, lunch bags or even to carry stitchery to a meeting. I love the fabrics you used. And to get some stash busting done as well...thanks so much, I just love your blog.

mereth said...

bopdytvThose bags are really cute and I think it would be hard to stop at just one. It would be fun pairing the colours together too.
It's so hard to imagine living in such a cold climate, the most we ever get is hard frost.And we're sweltering in the Australian summer now, I suppose that's hard for YOU to imagine! Aint the internet wonderful?

Madcap said...

Oh dear - Another project I need to try!