Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bag Lady Week: Scalloped Dresden Bag by Amy from During Quiet Time


Today's Bag Lady is Amy, from During Quiet Time. Many of you will be familiar with her amazing handprinted fabrics that are all the rage in blog land! I first found Amy when I bought one of her lovely kokeshi doll pincushions. Then, when she made a pincushion of the quilting process, I convinced her to make a quilting process mini quilt for me. I absolutely love it, and it looks like the masses do as well because the mini quilt kits have been a popular seller in her shop. I also have been lucky enough to do a swap with Amy, and I can tell you from all of these exchanges, her attention to detail is second to none. Just take a look at what Amy has come up with now! Droooooool.......


Kristie, thank you for asking me to participate in "Bag Lady Week" (though I am a little unsure that I want to share such a title)! I would like to offer your readers a free pattern/tutorial that I devised using a scalloped edged Dresden for the bag's flap! This will be my new bag for the fall so I chose a dark brown slub linen for the exterior with some of my favorite scraps in dark brown, pale pink, celery and Cinnamon for the Dresden blades. I lined the bag with Kona Celery.
Just download the pdf and you can get started!
Scalloped Dresden Bag Free Pattern

In honor of "Bag Lady Week" I'd like to offer up a giveaway of a copy of my pdf pattern for the Ruched Happy Bag

as well as the Hexiecase!

Just leave a comment below and Kristie will draw two names! If you'd like to visit me, I blog at During Quiet Time and sell my handprinted fabrics and patterns at my Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for joining in on the fun, Amy!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

79 comments:

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Wow that looks like a stunning bag Amy! And thank you for the chance to win your patterns. I'd especially love to win the hexie case pattern :)

Pomona said...

Just come over via Amy - it is a lovely bag pattern - she is so clever! I already have her patterns above, so no need to enter me into the giveaway - they are such great patterns, I can highly recommend them!

Pomona x

AnneMarie said...

Love your work Amy!! Fantastic patterns - would love to try! AM

Jessica said...

I just popped over from Amy's blog. I adore the Hexicase! And I am going to download the bag pattern right now! Thank you!

memmens said...

Sent here by Amy, pattern already downloaded! thanks so much for sharing. Would love the free patterns too! thanks for the chance to win

sweetteagrits said...

Cute patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

Leila said...

I think I am in love with your patterns Amy. Thanks for sharing!

Bellgirl said...

Oh yay, I just saw the bag pattern on Flickr, and nearly overlooked the bit about the giveaway- but I'd love a gioveaway! I already have Amy's hexiecase pattern, and am making my second iphone pouch!

Nothing's better than linen and prints (except perhaps for printed linen!)

Patti said...

For those of us (well...me!) who find dresdens hard to do, this is a perfect start. The bonus is the bag is wonderful!! Love the brown and celery combo. The pattern giveaway is fabulous!

Kathy H said...

I just love the dresden bag. My girls would all want one of those. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Suzee said...

Oh love that bag! and always love your patterns! thank you = )

Katie B. said...

The dresden bag is so cute! And I've been wanting to try the Hexicase.

bertiequilts said...

I love the Hexiecase. I would love the pattern. the Dresden bag looks like fun to make. Thanks for the giveaway.

gill said...

Thank you for the bag pattern - I love it!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I love all things with hexagons, your case looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing the bag pattern.

randi said...

that dresden bag is just so perfect! i love the solid fabric with the scallops! what a fun pattern. :)

Marta said...

Thanks for yours patterns!!! I love the hexicase!!

Rosa said...

I love the dresden bag,it`s so cute...thanks for sharing your patterns.

Caren said...

I love these patterns! I'm looking forward to trying the Dresden purse. :)

knottygnome said...

what a cool tutorial! thanks for the giveaway.

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Jeannie said...

This is super cute!! I love her patterns! You can take my name out of the draw as I already have both patterns.

Marilyn said...

Love Amy's blog. I'm making this bag...it is soooo cute. I love Bag Lady Week.

Theophanie said...

I have been thinking the lat few days of sewing a new diaper bag, but wasn't sure what I wanted to make. Well, waking up to a beautiful tutorial simplified that a bit!

Remembrances said...

I would love to win a copy of your patterns! I have had my eye on the Hexie and would love to make some for the young girls and boys in my Wednesday night Bible study at church.

deserae said...

I love the Dresden bag! Adorable!

drmithome said...

Such a cute bag. Love the giveaway patterns also. Thanks so much.

Tanya said...

Cute pattern, thanks for sharing. Count me in for the giveaway, too!

Sheetal said...

Amy's patterns so totally rock! off to check out the Dresden bag, its so pretty!

Lindsay Conner said...

Too cute! All of them, especially the new pattern!

Catru said...

aww, I'd love to have your patterns!!! that hexiecase is particularly lovely ♥ :)
thanks for making a give away :D

totally love that scalloped bag by the way!!!
kisses!

Rebecca said...

Great patterns, thanks for the chance!

Jennifer said...

Toooo cute! That hexiecase is so clever!!

kathytypestoo said...

woo hoo! pick me :)

Char said...

Beautiful bag .. looks like I'll have to make a couple of these for Christmas presents! Thank you so much!

Sherrie said...

I LOVE this look! Very creative and a scrap buster!

QuiltyGirl said...

I love following these posts, so many fun things to add to my to do list! :)

Vanilla said...

That is the sweetest bag ever!!!
Thanks for your generosity in giving away the tutorial! Hope I can make it as beautiful as it loooks in the tutorial!!

Tanya said...

Those are great bags. What a nice giveaway. I cannot wait to make the scalloped dresden bag. It is so pretty.

Sandra said...

I love your rushed bag, it's so cute. Crossing my fingers for the win!!

S x

Melissa said...

Sweet bag and very cool patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

I love the look of the bags! The hexie case is something I'd love to try!

Michele Pacey said...

thanks so much for sharing your talents and tutorials with us Amy! your talent (and energy) knows no bounds!

Drucilla's Stitches said...

Thank you for sharing your patten for the beautiful scalloped dresden plate bag it's gorgeous. I'd love to win a pattern, they are so cute.

Jo said...

Your bag came out wonderfully! I would be happy to win any of your patterns they are all so unique.

mblittle5 said...

What a cute bag. Thanks for the chance to win the patterns. Just in case I do win, I've already purchased the hexi case pattern, but I've been oogling the rouched bag pattern for quite a while!

Martina said...

Lovely!! Thanks so much!

Jennyroo said...

I love the hexicase especially!

Shay said...

Oh my goodness. This post almost overloaded my creativity gene! I love the scalloped Dresden bag!

Karenkay said...

wonderful bag patterns!!

Anonymous said...

eeek those are super cute patterns!

katrina_hertzer2000 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rachel said...

What great projects! Honestly, my bags tend to be a bit boring so I'm trying to branch out into other styles. The scalloped bag is lovely!

Karen said...

Thanks for the great giveaways. I'd love to try these patterns. Love the Scalloped Dresden Bag!

Berley Pherson said...

Hi!
I have only just started quilting and I am in love! I want to start to make bags as my new challenge for Christmas this year is to make all of my presents that I give out! so..... I would really really love you patterns!

Thanks Berley

Cathy said...

awesome!!!!!

Poppyprint said...

I can also attest to Amy's mad skillz! This bag is obviously no exception. What a beauty. Thanks so much Amy!

Madison said...

Too cute! I adore the fabrics you used.

Pink Stitches said...

Ive been eyeing these patterns for awhile! Hope I win!!

Patty C. said...

Please include me in your Giveaway - I am just biting at the bit for the Hexi Case pattern - IT IS SOOOOO WONDERFUL - Thank you ;)

May Kristin said...

Thanks for the bag pattern! And I love that Hexi case!

LilyKGonzales said...

Love that Hexie Case!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win those patterns!
Judith.

Carla said...

Cute bags! Thanks for the tutorial! I'd love to win a pattern! :)

SewLindaAnn said...

Great tutorial! I already have the Happy Bag pattern, so if I'm lucky enough to win would just want the hexie pattern and someone else can have the other.

babiesdoc said...

the hexie case is brilliant!

motherof4 said...

I love the patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Very nice patterns!!! Her handprinted fabrics are adorable!!!

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Isisjem said...

Great bag. The dresden detailing gives is a fabulous touch.

Donna said...

thanks for sharing your dresden bag - it is ADORABLE! loved your guest post

Janet said...

Gorgeous bag! I'd love to win one of your patterns.

Patchwork and Play said...

Gosh that is a pretty bag!

Marilee said...

Thanks for sharing your new bag pattern. I love your use of linen and silkscreens. I'd like to make the roused mini bag.

corina said...

Amy has great patterns. The Hexicase is perfect!

janeylulu said...

All of these patterns are so cute! I want to make a Hexicase!

Calikisses said...

Such cute patterns! Thanks for sharing :)

Jamie said...

Those are great patterns, love that hexie case!!

CJ said...

Such a cute purse and the patterns are great too!

pamdux said...

I love the bag for fall. It is so pretty. Thank you for the chance to win.

CJ said...

I am trying to download the Dresden Bag tutorial and don't get anything past page 1. Any suggestions?

SassieStamper said...

I just purchased the Stampin Up Dresden Die for the Big shot. I knew l could do Dresden's quilts, but for a new sewer, that is a big project take on.
I am so glad you shared this Dresden bag pattern. Can't wait to incorporate my big shot die with my sewing.
Thank you so much.
The Dresden die is so awesome as l can cut out multiple pieces in on go, saving all the hand cutting.