Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Teacher Gift-Market Bag #2

I was finally able to finish this bag for my daughters teacher and we gave it to her today. I'm so glad that she loved it and I showed her how it would also hold her laptop and other books and things. She was so excited and impressed with my sewing abilities. I told her that my daughter Kenna (10 years) helped me sew some of it together. She thought that was so cool.

If you look closely I machine quilted the fabric and it took me several hours to do the front and back panels along with the pocket. It was fun to do and I was able to brush up on my much neglected machine quilting skills. I just didn't get much of my other sewing done. That's how I spent most of my day off on Monday. Just in case you were wondering what I did on Memorial day.




Click on the picture above and you can see the machine quilting I did. It's kinda sloppy but it looks pretty good. I tried not to care too much because I know I can be self critical when it comes to machine quilting but it's okay. Here's the first Market Bag I made for the teacher I work with.

12 comments:

Mimi said...

Really cute bag, I'm sure the teacher will LOVE it.

Hugs

Pat said...

I LOVE the machine quilting you did on this and the fabric choice is tremendous, too. Just a great bag.....really!!! I'd have felt really blessed if a parent did something like that for me when I was teaching.

Shari said...

What a nice bag! I'll bet the teacher was glad it wasn't chocolate! I suspect she'll get a lot of it this time of year - LOL.

Hugs -Shari

Trisha said...

What cute bags! Very cute pattern and you picked the cutest fabric. What nice gifts!

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh Kim -- that's a lot of quilting -- I love it! Very, very cute -- all of them!!!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Way cute! Not sloppy! Love em. ooxx`jod

Carol said...

Great bags! Awesome work! The teacher will FLIP!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

What a fantastic gift! The quilting makes it all the more beautiful!

Kelly O. said...

Kim you make me want to go back to school and be a teacher--especially for gifts like this!

Deb said...

What a great gift for a teacher. Love those bags and your quilting looks fine!!

Freda's Hive said...

This is a sweet bag and I love it in both color ways. We all know what gift the teacher will like best.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Very cool bags! And your machine quilting looks wonderful. I like the way you quilted the motifs of the fabric. I'll bet the teacher thought it was very sweet that you and your daughter made it.