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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Afton's Quilted Hexagon Piano Bag

Happy Mid-week everyone!  
Just a quick post today because hubby REALLY wants to watch the season premiere of Bones that we PVR-ed last night.  

You might remember, a few months back, I sewed this pencil case to hold all of  my daughter's grade one necessities.  

She was pretty giddy about it!


Now Afton has begun taking piano lessons (she loves them - and practises non-stop!!) so I thought maybe she needed a matching piano book bag to carry all of her songbooks back and forth to her lessons.  

I had many of squares of fabric left from the charm pack she had chosen for her pencil case so I put them to use to make her a hexagon-patched zippered bag.  

Who doesn't love a little hexagon stitching??

And here they are -- all hand-stitched together:


I love the mix of pink, red, turquoise, lime and yellow!

For the border on the front of the bag, I chose a simple lime and white print.


As usual, I machine-stitched the quilting.  I'd love to have the time to hand-stitch the quilting, but I am always on a deadline and in search of some instant gratification.  Machine quilting helps me with both!


For a little extra detail, I let Afton chose some pretty little buttons from my stash to add to the front of the bag:


Oh! And wasn't her heart a-flutter when I emerged from my sewing cave with this darling bag in hand!!


And Afton, always sensitive to the needs of others, asked right away when I was going to make a bag for her big brother, Bryn.  

After all - she had already picked out the Star Wars fabric for him.
  
"You'd better get started, Mom. Otherwise, Bryn will be really bummed!!"

Oh -- from the mouths of babes.....

See you soon,

B.  

10 comments:

  1. A beautiful patchwork bag, with stunning colours.
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Love her Sweet concern for her big brother, and the bag is sweet as can be!

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  3. This is so, so lovely! Quilting is on my to-do list. I discovered your lovely blog via the link-up at Sugar and Dots...I look forward to reading more!

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  4. This is such a terrific project Bronwyn! Your little sweetie is adorable and she looks so happy that Mom has made a special bag for her! I love the beautiful colours that you used! Angie xo

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  5. The trimmings really make this so cute! I wish I could sew... :)

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  6. I LOVE it!! SO cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a lovely bag. I'm sewing hexagons too!
    Leigh
    Come check out my blog http://www.thesewingdivaandherreluctantmodels.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/snow-day.html?m=1

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  8. That is beautiful! I love the pattern and fabric choices and your daughter looks thrilled! :)
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn

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  9. VERY nice....I just tried my hand at a few hexies the other day and they are a bit time consuming! Love the cheery mix of colors! :

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