Saturday, November 3, 2012

quilt ornament bag

Last Christmas my homemade ornament/gift/favor was a quilt bag.
The pattern is called a liberated checkerboard block.



the pattern
{vertical and horizontal lines are meant to be random}


front


back {and lining}


strap/hanger


sew one back piece and one lining piece
right sides together
with strap/hanger in the middle
{call this: piece a}


sew one front piece to one lining piece
{call this: piece b}


place piece a on top of piece b right sides facing
sew around leaving a 2" opening at bottom


turn right side out and stitch opening closed


tuck lining into bag


ta-da


I found a book called Visions of Sugarplums at an antique store
I tore out pages and rolled them up to put in each bag


I also added some greenery, a candle, a candy cane and berries


finished bag


the basket of favors ready to go


I found Liberated Checkerboard Block directions here.
I modified mine to be 3x3.

{Reposted from January 2012}

6 comments:

Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

What a lovely posting. I love all those beautiful photos which clearly illustrate your work in progress.
Thanks,
Joan

Fiesta said...

It is adorable.

Crickit said...

These are really cute! What a great idea! :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Do you know what is so special to me about these pretty favors? I received one from you last year when I won it in your kind giveaway. I feel so fortunate. Thank you!

Beth said...

I love them. I will quilt one day!

Klaudia said...

Beautiful bags...I love them!
Thank you for Tutorial!

Greatings from Germany
Klaudia