Friday, July 18, 2014

The best bag - made with a heaping dose of epic-ness

I've said it before, and I'll say a million more times throughout my lifetime, I'm sure: quilty people are the best people. Recently, I set up a fun private swap with my sweet friend Kristi a.k.a Schnitzel & Boo, which we hilariously called #theswapofepicproportions. The deal was simple - I would make her a cool mini quilt for her sewing room, and she would make me an awesome bag. I sent her my Drop Dead Gorgeous mini last month, and yesterday, my package from Kristi arrived on my doorstep. Look, she even wrapped it! So cute!

Wrapped with Epicness!

Inside was the Betsy Travel Bag, a new pattern she's working on writing, and let me count the ways that I love this bag...well, let's start with the obvious - look at those Melody Miller arrows!!! I adore that print so much, especially in this shade of mint :)

The Betsy Travel Bag has arrived!!!!

And look at all the pockets on this bad boy!

The Betsy Travel Bag - Side Pockets

This long shoulder handle is awesome - totally customizable - and then there's also carry handles to boot.
The Betsy Travel Bag - with shoulder strap in front

This pattern is going to be a must-get if you like to sew bags, and when it is released, I'll be sure to share about it!

The Betsy Travel Bag - Front Pockets

I've packed this great bag up for a workshop I'm teaching tomorrow, and boy am I excited to put it to use. I know I've told you before Kristi, but seriously, thank you SOOO much! It is so much fun to do swaps like this, so fun!! What a great way to kick off the weekend :)


  1. What an awesome start to your weekend! The bag is lovely, and I especially like the extra long (and adjustable) shoulder strap.

  2. Swaps are the best - especially when your partner hits the target spot on.

  3. I love swapping! And that is a fantastic bag!


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