Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Another squirrel...

This time a squirrel with zippers!

No, not this kind -

 

Or even this kind -


This squirrel with zippers was a bag that my daughter and I saw in her local quilt store and fell madly in love with.
I tracked down the pattern and ordered the wire frames necessary to make this fabulous bag.  (And I know a good squirrel when I see one, so I ordered several sets of the frames...)  (Go HERE to do the same thing yourself.  Trust me, you're going to want to!)

Here's my (first, but certainly not last) Retreat Bag


and my daughter's (first, but certainly not last) bag.


(Note:  she folded the ends of her bag correctly - mine is incorrect, but I'm leaning toward just leaving it that way because I like this shape, too.)  (Note 2:  yes, hers is made from an exploding Tardis print. )   (Note 3:  yes, I'm jealous.)

Here they are open so you can see how nicely they stand up, due to that wire frame at the mouth.


Love love love this bag! 
And now I'll be off to have a good long dither about what to put in it. 
Oh, and to plan what fabrics to make the next one with.  And straps...  I think I want straps on the next one...

I may have to put in another frame order in the near future.


11 comments:

Cathy said...

Both bags are cute, but I actually love the shape (and dare I say, fabric?) of yours better!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

First. Love that song!!!!

Second: Cool bag. I'll have to show that one to Mom. She's on a kick of making the bionic gear bags right now...https://bionicgearbag.com/

audrey said...

What a great looking bag! Love the fabrics used too! Some squirrels just have to be pursued and that's really all there is to it!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Wonderful bags, and I really love your fabric choice!

Magpie Sue said...

I like the way you've featured the flowers on your bag. Are these really that easy to make?!

Chantal L. said...

Gosh I love your squirrels! They are sooo cute. I love the orange one with its gorgeous floral pattern. Awesome job, girls! Thanks for the links, I'll go a shoppin' now. ;^)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Too cool - and the Squirrel Nut Zippers will be here in Memphis performing in July. Guess where I'll be that night ?

Mystic Quilter said...

Neat bags Gayle and thanks for the link to the pattern and frames, I'm tempted to send off for frames, I see that they do ship internationally so I'll go check out mailing costs -thanks heaps!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Nice bags. I haven't made any small projects like that since last summer. I especially enjoyed making them, it was so nice to actually make and finish something in less than a day!

Cathy said...

I'll have to get out more...never heard of Squirrel Nut Zippers.

I love the bag and the perfect fabric you used. I have a bag fabric and pattern that I've had on my list to make for over a year so it may take me awhile to get around to this one. But I will.

Kate said...

That was definitely a squirrel worth chasing! Both bags turned out beautifully!