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Thread: Another QAYG bag finished

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    Another QAYG bag finished

    This one is for my dear sister-in-law. This was from a free Craftsy pattern called the Good-to-go-messenger bag by Andrie Designs, and the quilting process was from a class by Tara Rebman. I enjoy this technique, but every time I seem to get ideas or regrets after it's too late to change. For the back of this one the plan was for it to be the other way up, but I'd already cut out the corners when I realized I'd reversed it. I'm hoping that will bother nobody but me, but it's annoying anyway. Normally I don't cut out the corner squares but just sew the straight seams to the corner, match them up and sew off the triangular piece. This time I decided to follow the pattern instructions, and found that it's really much easier to get a nicely lined up corner that way. Of course I was focused on the new-to-me method and not paying attention to the fabrics. Thanks for looking!
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    ​Lovely bag!

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    pattern, fabric and workmanship are spectacular!

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    Bag looks great! We always are worst critics.

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    Wonderful purse!
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    Great purse. You did a great job!

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    Beautiful purse.
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    Good job!!

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    Awesome bag, I have been feeling the need to make some bags either just for me or if all goes well I will make some as Christmas gifts. The more I see the more I think I will!
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    Really love your bag, I'll have to checkout that pattern

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    Great bag...awesome fabrics and a lucky sister in law. Thank you for sharing your work and the pattern information.
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    Very nice!!!

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    Oh wow, I love this bag, I love vera bradleys but I would buy these. Great job!

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    That is really. Pretty and so professional looking.
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    You did a super job. Some work went into that! Love the hummingbirds. Are they machine embroidered?

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    Like your bag very much. Think you did a great job!

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    that is just too cute!
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    Great job done. I love making bags. You did a nice profesional job on the zipper. Very nice work and pretty bag.
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    Very nice bag, you did a great job, thank you for sharing
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    You made a really wonderful purse. Lucky sister-in-law!

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    Gorgeous (sp?) bag. Looks perfect for the fall.
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    Thanks for all the sweet words! What a joy it is to be part of such a friendly group of quilters!

    To answer DJ, yes, the hummingbird design and some of the other quilting on the bag are machine embroidery. On the back are several leaves that are hard to see against the busy fabric (not just in the picture). I did some free motion echo quilting around them to fill up the space. The hummingbirds were from a toile design I found on Embroidery Library. I love them because they are very realistic and life size. I've stitched them onto several projects already. They are only part of the design, which includes a flowering branch. I need to figure out something to use the whole design on, but meanwhile, the birds make me smile every time I see them, and I hope my SIL will like them as much as I do. I wish Embroidery Library would include the name of the designer in these digital downloads because I would definitely be looking for more of this person's work.
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    Lovely bag!
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    Very attractive fabric and color choices. Meticulous stitching.

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    Very pretty bag! I don't see where it matters which way the back is facing. If the hummingbirds on the front were upside down, that would be a different story....

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