Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Komebukuro bag 2

I've finished a second komebukuro bag.


Again it is made of Liberty from the lovely Ali of Very Berry Fabrics and Essex yarn-dyed linen.


The drawstrings are made of claret (burgundy? shiraz?!) ribbon.  I love the way the colour picks up the colour of some of the flowers.


And this one is lined with a remnant of claret lining fabric I found in my cupboard.  I've probably had it about 20 years - hoarding vindicated!


It's not quite as bright a colour as it looks in the lovely sunshine we are having today in the pic above.


This bag is about seven inches square and could hold a stack of precious fat quarters - as it's essentially a cube it opens right up so you can easily put things in or take them out.


It folds nicely at the top when the drawstrings are pulled - maybe it's also nice enough for a trip out once in a while!   Here it is enjoying the sunshine with an astrantia (variety Hadspen blood) in my garden!



16 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous bag!! It definitely deserves an outing now and then.

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  2. Hi Catherine, Those Liberty prints are so pretty! And that bag pattern is very cool and it looks so professional the way you finished it! Love the flowers in the last two pix, I did not recognise it glad you included the name, I will look for it at my garden center! cheers, CW

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  3. They are lovely! Well done on creating another super pretty bag!

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  4. They are lovely! Well done on creating another super pretty bag!

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  5. Hi Catherine! I love it that it opens up into a square. Also love how the red handles tie in with some red patches in the patch work. Looking northeast and smiling at you from here in Maryland. :)

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  6. It is beautiful Catherine. I love the shape of the bag I think is perfect to use as a project bag. Well done, it is really pretty!

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  7. I do love those little liberty squares. like the contrast of the main fabric with the burgundy lining.

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  8. Your Liberty prints work beautifully with the linen, and the bordeaux (?) lining is perfect. I suspect you might be turning into a bag lady after all!

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  9. This is gorgeous! And I love the cube shape :)

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  10. Beautiful bag, and great photos!

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  11. These bags are beautiful - there is something about liberty and linen. Love those Astrantia too - I should find some for my garden this summer.

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  12. Gotta love liberty fabrics! 'Tis a very cool bag you have made there...love the cube shape and pattern. Yes indeedy, me thinks your gorgeous bag could house oodles of precious fat quarters!!

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  13. So pretty Catherine! I have a Japanese book and I think there is a pattern in there for a bag like this...I may have to dig it out.

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  14. Another beautiful bag - the linen and Liberty plus your ribbon making such a winning combination!

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  15. beautiful - loving your work right now

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  16. Now, thats wonderful. I made 4 little Liberty panels and did not know what actually do with them. This is THE possibilty for me.

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