Speakeasy Blog Tour

Several years ago I met Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis  at Quilt Market.  To be honest I can’t remember exactly when or where but for the last few years I have been lucky enough to make bags from her beautiful batiks for each market.  Last spring I got to play with her Speakeasy batiks and can I just say wow!  They are so my colors!  Below are the bags I made for her and a little bit about each one.



The left is the Tourist Tote bag.  A classic, simple and easy construction bag that I have made time and again.  Funny story about this bag….In 2011 after I had been writing patterns for a few months and a friend of mine who worked at a local quilt shop asked me if I could design a tote bag.  Something simple to show off a larger print.  I thought to myself, yes I can, but WHO WILL BUY THAT PATTERN?!  Don’t they giv away free tote bags where ever you go??  Yes I really thought that.  But I wrote the pattern anyway and it’s been a best seller!  Sometimes your friends just know 🙂  This version uses Grape cork with Speakeasy batiks and I just love it!

The bag to the right is the Lucy Crossbody.  I used Mustard cork with Antique Brass Hardware.  I think this one is my absolutely favorite from the collection.  Lucy has a flap pocket in the front, a zippered pocket in the back, inside divided pockets and a recessed zip closure.  It is truly the perfect size for everyday.  And I don’t know about you but I just love a crossbody bag.  As someone who is always on the go, I like having something hand free.  How about you?  What style bag do you prefer?

Thanks for joining me in this blog hop!

Happy Sewing!




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