The Island Batik Ambassadors have joined Island Batik, Accuquilt and Babylock in "Covering the World: One Quilt at a Time". We were encouraged to dedicate/donate a quilt to a cause that holds personal significance.
Friday, November 17, 2023
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
The Island Batik Ambassadors always look forward to the challenge with By Annie. We love her bag patterns. We get to choose the fabrics we like and the bag pattern that we want to make. What fun! This is week 3 for the It's In The Bag! Blog Hop. I hope you've been following along and seeing what all the Ambassadors are making.
This year I let my husband decide what bag I should make. He decided on the In Control pattern. This is a sturdy caddy with lots of pockets and dividers. I let him choose the Island Batik fabrics too, and he picked out three colors from the new Summer 2023 Red. White and Blooms Collection. He will use it to hold miscellaneous things by the sofa where he sits.
By Annie sends all the materials needed to make the project. For this project they sent the pattern, Soft and Stable, 2 sets of metal Nickel rings, single slide handbag zipper, webbing and Fusible Interfacing. Island Batik sent the fabrics. It's a project bundle all ready to go!
You can also see the three fabrics my husband picked for the bag.
When we got the box with everything in July- it was hard to wait until November to make it! In fact I couldn't wait! I had some free time and made my little bag early.
Last year I made the bag called Catch All Caddy. In Control is almost the same as Catch All Caddy, only a little smaller. My husband liked the smaller bag for his needs. I can see using this smaller size bag for many things.
By Annie's patterns are very good. They go carefully step by step and also most patterns have a free Add - On Video included which help if you are more of a visual learner. I find them very helpful.
Here is a photo of all my pieces cut with a label for each piece. You might think it tedious to label every piece, but it does save a lot of confusion when putting it all together.