Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A new Union Jack bag + Fabric Fest

Welcome to my stop on the Riley Blake Fabric Fest blog tour. I'm so excited to show off my latest sewing project: a Union Jack bag! I made it this past weekend and I'm quite pleased with they way it turned out. (whew.)
I will be teaching how to make this bag in a class at the Riley Blake Fabric Fest in Las Vegas this fall.
If you've been around these parts before, you already know that I'm a total Anglophile. I've lived in the UK twice, loved it and still miss it constantly. It's my dream to go back and live there again at some point. I finished a Union Jack quilt last summer in bright, primary colors. It was fun to try a new version in pastel colors.  I've also modified the Union Jack pattern.
This bag was made with fabrics from the new Kensington collection for Riley Blake, due out in July. The prints in this collection are SO pretty and I love the way they play together. If you sign up for this class at Fabric Fest, kits will be available for $35.

I will also be teaching three other classes at Fabric Fest including introductions to Modern Quilting as well as a class about using up those scraps. (A constant battle.) For more pictures from teachers and class teasers visit these other stops on the tour. Some of them even include Riley Blake fabric giveaways. There are some amazingly talented teachers involved with this event. I am still feeling a little bit out of my league!


Wednesday, June 5 Jina Barney of Riley Blake Designs 
Thursday, June 6 Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet 
 Friday, June 7 Elizabeth and Liz Evans of Simply Simon & Co 
Saturday, June 8 Nancy Zieman/Deanna Springer of Nancy Zieman.com 
Monday, June 10 Melissa Mortenson of The Polka Dot Chair  
Tuesday, June 11 Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore 
Wednesday, June 12 Paige Hill of Riley Blake Designs, Jennifer of Tatertots and JelloBecky & Kari of U-Create 
Thursday, June 13 Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish 
Friday, June 14 Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood of My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe 
Saturday, June 15  Bonnie Bailey on Riley Blake Designs 
 Monday, June 17 Lila Tueller of Lila Tueller Designs 
Tuesday, June 18 Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter (moi) 
Wednesday, June 19 Lindsay Wilkes of The Cottage Mama
Thursday, June 20 Sue Daley of Sue Daley Designs 
Friday, June 21 Eleanor Burns/ Sue Bouchard of Quilt in a Day 
Saturday, June 22 Jenny, Natalie, & Sarah of Missouri Star Quilt Company 
 Monday, June 24 Andrea Goddard of And I Sew 
Tuesday, June 25 Becky, Brooke, Jamie, Kirsten, & Nikkala of The Crafting Chicks 
Wednesday, June 26 Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes   
 Thursday, June 27 Sandy Workman of Pine Mountain Designs  
Friday, June 28 Sydney Haglund of Memory Quilt Maker
Click here for more information about Fabric Fest. And let me know if you are planning to come! I hope you can. I love meeting blog-land friends in person.

46 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful bag. I love the fabrics you used. How different it looks than the usual blues & reds usually found inteh union jack designs. Great job.

Tammy said...

I've updated my blog with some pictures of some of the Awareness mug rugs. If you care to take a peak

Rosa said...

Beautiful bag and fabrics.Great job!!

edith said...

I love the bag. Will the pattern be available after the fabric Fest? I also would like to be in the UK. My ancestors lived in London and I still have distant cousins there.

Jane said...

Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend. Your project looks great though!

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

Great job with your bag - I love it! Great fabrics too. Would love to take your class but unfortunately I can't make it to Fabric Fest. My Great Loss! :(

LILA-ANNE said...

I will not be able to come, my Grandkids will be in town with their parents!

Il Gufo Creativo said...

Wonderful artwork!
Great and so lovely!

Mary

Bev said...

Really cute bag! Don't you love the new Riley Blake Union Jack fabric? I LOVE this bag!

Cheery wave from
Bev

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Fabulous tote bag and what a great design. Sounds like you will be teaching some exciting classes

Mara said...

Love the fabrics you used for your bag, so pretty is right!

Patricia Lessell said...

I LOVE that bag. It's absolutely gorgeous.

VickiT said...

Wow girl! You are going to be super busy teaching all those classes. Good for you. I absolutely love your bag. I'm not sure what you tweaked on the pattern but I really like it more than others I've seen.
If I were headed to Fabric Fest, I would for sure take the class from you for this bag. Sadly, I cannot get there.

Sew Nomadic said...

Eeekk! Love this bag and the jack! Wish I could go to Fabric Fest :( sounds like a blast!

trish said...

Your bag is so cute!! :o)
Wish I could attend your classes!

jenni said...

Darling bag! Everything you do is amazing. I'm still trying to convince my sister to go to Fabric Fest, we will see!

mary said...

The bag is so cute, just love the colors.

HP said...

Love the Union Jack! Wish I could go to the Fabric Fest!

KristenMishler said...

I LOVE this bag. I wish I could make it to fabric fest to learn how to make one of my own!

Jen Nelson said...

You're bag is beautiful, I love the fabric you used! I wish I was going to Fabric Fest, maybe next year!

Beth Akins said...

It's a beautiful design!

queenie louise said...

What a novel idea to use pastels. Also cute bag to carry just what you need. I like it.

Nancy-Rose said...

Is the pattern available for sale?

I took a look at the Las Vegas Fabric Fest -- I found the website a nightmare to navigate!

Beth said...

Your bag is absolutely stunning! I love it. Wish I could come to the Fabric Fest. It looks like there is going to be so much cool stuff & classes.

Just Gamma said...

I can't wait until Fabric Fest I LOVE the fabric for the Union Jack Tote!!

ELNM said...

Beautiful bag - the colors are perfect! What a dream to attend Fabric Fest...maybe someday!

Mom C said...

That's a great bag. Love to be in your class, still trying to clear some dates. Thanks.

OhioLori said...

Love your Bag!!! It is Awesome!!! the colors are my favorites too!!

UnikByYes said...

Such a lovely bag! The fabrics are so pretty! I will not be attending for many different reasons, but I am sure it will be a fenomenal fest. thanks for the inspiration.
Have a great day!
Liz

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I love how you made this an accurate Union Jack. I love all those other patterns out there but it always made me sad to see them not be true to dimensions. What you did looks really sharp!

Cynthia said...

I love your Union Jack bag, it's gorgeous! I don 't think I can go to Fabric Fest because my daughter's baby is due in August. That's just too much time to be gone :(

Thimbleanna said...

I'm anglo-philing right there with you Amy. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new bag!!!

Teresa Stanulis said...

Your bag is so creative! I wish I was going to Fabric Fest. If I were, I'd definitely take your class!

amy smart said...

Yes. I do hope to publish the pattern later this fall after Fabric Fest.

amy smart said...

I plan to publish the pattern later this fall after Fabric Fest.

amy smart said...

Thank you!

amy smart said...

Thanks so much for the bag love! I don't consider myself a bag-specialist, so was way excited when it turned out better than I'd hoped!

queenie louise said...

Saw this yesterday, like it even more today. Really like the color choice.

Margaret said...

I love your bag. The colors are beautiful.

Cecilia said...

I love the bag and I am so glad I signed up for you class! I am way too excited to be going to Fabric Fest!

kitty said...

Great bag and great fabric choice! I envy all those who'll be able to attend your class!! I really hope the pattern will be available after Fest!

Marcia W. said...

Fantastic bag with the unusual Union Jack colors.... Congratulations on your upcoming classes and trip. It looks like it will be lots of fun and interesting classes too.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love the bag! It would be so much fun to attend--looks like a fabulous event.

Katy Cameron said...

Loving your Jack bag :o) Alas, I won't be attending...

Unknown said...

Cute bag; but if you have modified it, it is not a Union Jack anymore.

Beeshebags said...

Hi, has the pattern for the bag been released yet please? I've had a quick look for it, but can't see it in your store :(

Hugs
Naomi