Sewing a Quilt as You Go Purse

This fun and colourful purse was created without a pattern in the quilt as you go (QAYG) style.

It started with two square shaped pieces of batting with a curve cut out for the top shape. The batting was backed with a canvas weight fabric for extra structure. The fabric pieces were added piece by piece and quilted as you go.

After the quilting, a few pretty little birds were stenciled on for added fun.
The purse was assembled with lining in red with big white polka dots. The boxed bottom was sewn for roominess. A long zipper was sewn in as the top closure and solid black straps were added.
It was a fun project resulting in a unique one of a kind quilted bag. 

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Learn to make your own QAYG projects with Quilt as You Go Made Vintage 51 blocks, 9 projects, 3 joining methods by Jera Brandvig.
Information on tools and supplies and step by step instructions are included in this fabulous book. Check it out and make your own quilt, bag, purse or whatever takes your fancy.

And see more of my quilt as you go as well as details on the QAYG process in this post.

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