Mixing It Up

When I pulled fabrics a few weeks ago for my current Junior Billie Bag, these were my picks:

You can see at a glance this is a combination of batiks and regular woven cottons. Some quilters work exclusively with one or the other but I really like to mix ’em up.

You’ve already seen the front and back panels of my JBB in progress:

Now here’s a look at the pockets on the inside of the front and back panels:

I also have the side panels/bottom unit done (not pictured) and my binding made. This bag is ready to become three-dimensional! That happens next week, when I demonstrate how it’s done for a marvelous group of students from the Oregon Coastal Quilting Guild.

When this bag is finished it will go on display at Montavilla Sewing Center in Lake Oswego. Why? Because I’m teaching a Junior Billie Bag workshop there in February and March of next year. When the class is over the JBB goes home with a dear friend of mine who loves the color purple.




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8 Responses to Mixing It Up

  1. Suzanne Reese says:

    I love the mix!

  2. Virginia says:

    These bags are so wonderful!! Do you know yet whether you’ll be doing a Billie Bag at the Hood Canal retreat?

  3. Vickie says:

    I love the fabric color choices and the Asian feel to the floral print. Another stunning bag!

  4. Diane says:

    Oh man, I love the fabric pictured along the right hand side of your photo!

    You may have single handedly, by your teaching and by your own hand, populated the Northwest with more Billie Bags and Junior Billie Bags than Billie herself!!

  5. Auntie Em says:

    I like how you’ve combined batiks and non-batiks. It really works! Pretty bags!

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