A rather cryptic title for a blog post, I know, but regular readers know what it means. My latest Junior Billie Bag in-the-making has gone three-dimensional:

As I’ve mentioned before, this is my favorite part of the process, when a series of flat panels like this . . .

. . . and this . . .

. . . and this . . .

. . . are transformed into the quintessential quilter’s tote known as the Junior Billie Bag.

Junior Billie Bags (JBBs for short) have been a frequent topic on my blog since I started teaching Billie Mahorney’s design three years ago. I have been asked many times about a pattern for this tote but Billie, who owns the copyright on the design, never wanted to create a pattern.

Teaching her design in a hands-on class is by far the best way to go because I can share tips and techniques that have come to me through experience and also troubleshoot problems my students may encounter, just as Billie did when she was teaching. I’m so sorry that quilters across the country and beyond who have seen pictures of various JBBs on my blog don’t have the opportunity to create one of their own.

As I was snapping photos for this post, a little white paw made its way into the frame:

Uh-oh. It can only be Coco the Photobomb!



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5 Responses to JBB 3-D

  1. Sandy says:

    Beautiful bag. Lucky cat.

  2. Diane says:

    Oh, our Coco, what a prima donna and cameo stealer!

    BJJ 3D is stunning!

  3. Lynn says:

    She is giving her approval !!!

  4. anna says:

    Hello, Coco!

  5. Vickie Rooks says:

    Every one of the bags is stunning! I love taking my special bag out for trips because I always get a compliment. It would be delightful to take a workshop with you and create another bag.

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