Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Star Crossed


Fat Quarter Shop recently released a new pattern called Star Crossed based on an antique quilt they loved. I'm a sucker for a good star quilt block and took the chance to make up one Star Crossed block and use it as the front panel of a new bag.


I wanted a large bag to use during the summer months for picnics and going to the lake and pool and pot luck dinners and all of those summery things. This bag certainly fits that bill. And the fact that I cut up a leather jacket that I found at a thrift store for the bottom, top and handles assures that this sturdy bag will last for many summers to come.




A new summer bag is now checked off my list. I think a scrappy Star Crossed quilt just got added.


-dana

19 comments:

Jacque. said...

Perfect! Love that pattern, love the fabrics and leather...perfect for your needs.

MeganW said...

That bag turned out awesome. Love the repurposed leather. I really like the secondary patterns on the quilt - it would look great scrappy! (and even more vintage-like)

Kar said...

The bag turned out beautiful! Such gorgeous summery fabrics you picked and the leather is an awesome touch. I'll have to remember that. I'm also going to have to take a look at that pattern. Love star patterns also. : )

the girlfriend gap said...

You have captured my heart.... stars and recycle. : )
Beautiful, Beautiful ! Love that you used the leather. So much to look forward to in summertime. Enjoy every minute! Janita

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Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Very clever! Love that you added that leather to it and the vintage prints are so cute :) Such a pretty summer bag!

Karen Thurn said...

Great idea to use a block for a bag front! I might need to make one too! kthurn@bektel.com

Julie Cefalu said...

Very cute block and tote bag! I like the way you recycled the leather to use for the bottom. Thanks for the tip!

gnomeangel said...

What a great idea for getting soft leather at a great price. Thanks for sharing the tip! Love this version of the star.

Nancy said...

I like your use of soft leather on your bag. Nicely done and a good showcase for the pattern.

Tinliz said...

Like your use of up-cycled leather. Will have to keep that in mind next time I go to thrift store. I am thinking the right size purse would work for a bag bottom.

Lisa said...

Love what you did with it!

Patricia said...

Love the bag and pattern.

Amy said...

Can we be BFFs? You know, the kind of friendship where you make me stuff!? HA ;) That bag is GORGEOUS!

Jennifer said...

I love the idea of cutting up a thrift store find! The block is precious in the feed sack prints, too.

legato1958 said...

I love your tote bag featuring this block! It's great using the leather bottom for durability! Very pretty, too!
Susie

wendy said...

Great bag and great idea for the re purposed leather!

Brenda E. said...

I have bags of old clothes from family members and friends that I use for projects like your bag. Denim is my go-to for bags.

Kelly O. said...

hubby has an old leather jacket....hmmmm.... :)