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Friday, August 13, 2010

"Yonjuu Sankaku Bag"

Hello,

I have been wanting to make a "Yonjuu Sankaku Bag" for sometime now. I keep on getting the book "Easy Japanese Quilt Style" by Julia Davis and Anne Muxworthy out from the library. I have been buying Japanese style material for a while and added some that were not quite Japanese but fitted in with the others. "Yonjuu Sankaku" means 40 triangles in Japanese.
This turned out to be quite a reasonable size bag. It is now holding my Japanese fabrics. I will be gifting this to someone for Christmas. I did change how the handles were made. In the pattern you folded the material over and sewed then you pulled the wadding through then sewed a pattern to hold it altogether. I ironed on some pellon then sewed then turned it all through together. I then used a "feather stitch" pattern from my machine on each edge of the handles.There were supposed to be fabric beads put on the end of the ties. I didn't fiddle around making these I just tied a knot in the ends.

Talking about the library, look at all these lovely books I have out at the moment. I am in readers heaven.


While I was making the lining for my "Yonjuu Sankaku' bag this morning I noticed the numbers or rather lack of number 13 on the selvage. With today being a "Black Friday" I found this a bit spooky!!! It seems someone finds the number 13 unlucky.
We have been blessed with rain over the last couple of days. This has been fantastic for the gardens and water tanks. Though I think it may be a bit too late for the farmers and there crops.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and I will be back on Monday with the latest "Makes Me Happy Monday" post.
Happy days.
Bev C


12 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great bag Bev...I've not used any Japanese fabrics...I would be in reader's heaven too with the books...Enjoy your rain, Dzintra♥x

Notjustnat said...

Oh I love your Yonjuu Sankaku bag. I will have to make one too. If you have been to my blog you would know I love everything Japanese - I have got to make one. Would you mind telling how big is the square? Thanks Bav - Hugs Nat

Cubby House Crafts said...

I really love your bag Bev...and it looks so pretty in your garden amongst the flowers!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

teresa said...

Your bag is gorgeous Bev.. I just love it. Don't know how you can give it away! We have had a lot of rain too and this on top of ordering water just last week!!! Oh well.. the tanks are full now xx

Cybele's patch said...

Gorgeous bag Bev. Funny they did not stamp the number 13 on the selvage. I once read about certain cultures or religions that did not use particular numbers. A bit weird a manufacturer skipped the number. Have a lovely rainy week end!

Maria said...

Great bag Bev. Looks like you have a bit of reading to keep you busy over the weekend.

Terriaw said...

Cool bag, Bev! I love the size and the flat bottom it looks like it has. Perfect for those fabrics. I love your selection of books too. Curious to hear what you think about the Little Birds book since I haven't seen the inside yet.

Jenny said...

I love the bag Bev, it's great!, but you are right, the number thing on the selvedge is very weird!! Hasn't the rain been lovely, lets hope it stays for a few days!

Tarnyia said...

Oh I wish our local library would get a stash of books like that... and great bag too xxx

Anita said...

Busy as usual Bev! I just love your bag and love the fabrics. Yay for the rain!! Kind regards, Anita.

Bobbie Lynn said...

A really neat bag there Bev. Love all the fabric that you used. What a great way to stash your fabric too. Happy reading and glad the hear about your rain. Happy weekend to you.

Shiree said...

what a winderful bag Bev, I love Japanese fabrics, and they look so good in your bag,
and that looks like a good lot of reading, I love the "Little Bird" book, which I have, it is wonderful with lots of quick easy goodies to make. have fun!