A little while back, during my blogging hiatus, I had the opportunity to go to a little quilting retreat here in Michigan. One of my friends organizes it.
While we were on retreat, Michelle said that she had recently tried a new pattern, Little Duffle Do It, and that she had so much fun with it, she wanted to teach us all how to do it. She had brought with her a variety of zippers for everyone to use. She said we all needed two fat quarters that coordainated with each other that she brought all the other supplies we needed. She would give us a tutorial on how to make them as a fun activitiy during retreat. What a fun surprise! I thought that was awfully sweet of her!
You know I love this pattern. I blogged a review of it here. I was excited to make another.
As part of this retreat, we always go shopping at a wonderful quilt/knitting store, The New Ewe. (I blogged a review of the shop here.) I took our shopping outing as an opportunity to pick out some fat quarters for this activity. I had a hard time choosing just two fat quarters, of course. I picked up four and committed to making two. I know. I'm an overachiever. LOL.
There were about 15 of us at the retreat, and here are all the duffles that resulted from the tutorial. It was really fun to see all the different fabric choices and combinations. So many cute bags! You can see people made all different sizes.
As a reminder, here is the size of the little one. I forgot to put the ribbon "pulls" on the sides when I was making this one. Oh well. I gave it to Sweet Pea to keep her iPad cord in (like I keep mine in my little tiny duffle). She was so happy about that.
I am not sure yet what I'll use the big one for. It's a lot of fun and fairly roomy!
I had fun making these again and still want to make more. I like them when made of a solid fabric, but I must admit, I like the ones I made out of my "made" fabric better. That's what I really want to do more of!
In case you are wondering, the zipper pulls I used were from Zipit.
Have a wonderful humpday, everyone!
Until next time,