Thursday, May 15, 2008

Japanese Knot Bag

I just love tutorials, don’t you? They’re great for trying fun new projects and learning new skills. Helen at Show Your Workings blog has a tutorial for making a Japanese Knot Bag.



The bag only requires two fabric quarters. I chose two different versions of Bethany Reynolds Stack-N-Whack's "Ascot" by Blank Quilting.



The bag is reversible, a feature I like a lot.

And guess what? It’s for you—at least one of you anyway. Tomorrow morning when I get up, I’m going to draw a name from all the comments left on this particular post and let you know who gets the Japanese Knot Bag.



Why am I doing this? This is my 200th blog post. The Japanese Knot Bag is my little thank you for the encouragement, friendship, tolerance for my sense of humor, and inspiration with which you’ve blessed me during my nascent blog life.

40 comments:

domi2.5 said...

Thanks for the link to the tutorial. For me it's the perfect weekend project... not too complicated and ready to use for Sunday.

Maggie said...

Thanks for the link! I have plenty of fat quarters looking for a home.

Sue said...

What a pretty, and different bag. I can't tell you how many projects you've directed me to that I've made! You're a font of inspiration, good humor,and a wonderful example of love of neighbor.

meg said...

And thank you for the 200 fun posts. Visiting your blog is always such a pleasure and encouragement. :)

a pink-bee said...

WOW ! What a sweet bag ~ I;m making one today ~ thanks so much Junie :)
Congrats on 200 posts! Your blog is always amazing and fun to visit :)
Have a Happy Day :)
crystal

greetingarts said...

Your site always is so uplifting and full of goodness. Thanks for sharing this as well as everything else with us, I'm off to raid my fat quarters!

shannon said...

What a cute bag! Happy 200th post June.

rohanknitter said...

Wow June, 200 posts already! I feel like we should be thanking you, visiting your blog is always a breath of fresh air, not to mention inspiration! The little bag is adorable as are the fabrics!

Carol said...

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
200 posts of pure insight, beauty, and entertainment!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh wonderful little bag and yeah on 200 hundred posts xoxoxo Clarice

Liane said...

Thanks for the link, and congratulations on 200 posts!

Yummers! said...

Congrats on your 200th blog!! I think I'm about 200 also... but my one year anniversary is coming up on the 30th. So I'll do a celebration on that post.

The purse is cute... I love your choice of color and fabrics. Please don't put my name in for the drawing because you have been so giving to me already.
Joni

Diana said...

Very cute bag and congratulations on the number of posts! You have quite a following of readers!

hunnybunny said...

That purse is wonderful, and I will be adding it to my long list of to dos. I think it's actually not a list any more, probably a novella. Thanks for encouraging my novella, and sharing all your wonderful projects.

Born Blonde said...

It's so pretty! I can't wait to try one.

Sharon said...

I just found your blog and I love the knot bag. Thank you so much for including the tutorial. I love tutorials too!

Please include my name in your drawing. Thank you!

Cat said...

OH aren't you a sweetie!!! I just love that print.

Hugs!!!

Helen said...

I don't even know what a fat quarter is, and I certainly don't know how to sew, but I know beauty when I see it and everything you make is lovely - including the Japanese Knot Bag. I'm totally envious of your talent.

Sarah said...

Wow - I love this bag. So cute and such lovely fabric. Thanks for the pointer to the tutorial. Congratulations on your 200th post, too!

Helen said...

It came out really well, so glad you liked the tutorial :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice...

Dara

elizabeth said...

I feel like I don't thank you enough. This blog always cheers me in the warmest way. Happy 200th!

TinkerBlue said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. Love the first fabric.b I've added this pattern to my list of 'to try'.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a sweet little bag!

Congratulations on your 200th post! I enjoy reading your posts so much...you have been a wealth of information and creative inspiration!

((hugs)) Rosie

annemarie said...

I love the bag and your blog. Congrats.

Colleen said...

Junie Moon, I have read ALL of your posts. I was so excited when you started your blog, as I'd been regularly drooling over your flicker account. I can't believe it's been 200 already. Everyday I look to you for inspiration and FANTASTIC artistry. I love how you use creativity (and fabric, yay!) to make your home more useful and organized in such a beautiful way. Cheers to you Junie Moon!

Kristi said...

Lovely! I was introduced to your blog at the beginning by Ms Kwitty. Please don't enter me in the give away, but that is a lovely bag and a great idea for me to whip together tomorrow as a gift for Ella's dance teacher!!! Thanks for the great idea just when I needed it. Funny how things work that way! :-)

Rosemary said...

You are always full of good ideas Junie. I have never heard of that before.
Thanks for always showing us something new.
Rosemary

Raesha D said...

Happy happy 200 posts!!! I'm off to check out the tutorial.

Kloth & Bolt said...

oh congratulations, the bag looks fablous! -kb

Brenda Hyde said...

VERY cool bag, and congrats on the 200th blog!

Anne said...

How nice of you to share this project with us. You brighten my day everytime I see a post from you.

Anne

Suzical said...

Congratulations!!
What a lovely bag..

Shelley said...

Junie, you're a gem!! 200 posts, a give-away bag and a link to a tutorial.

What fun you are.

Best of best wishes on the next 200...and beyond!!

Shelley

Jennifer said...

Oh, June! Thank you so much! I've been wanting one of these bags for ages!

I have some fabric that will work perfectly. I do so love your blog, and I hope you continue writing for a long time to come!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. I missed the lovely bag giveaway. It looks beautiful.

nicolette said...

Sorry I missed your celebration! Congratulations on your 200 posts (.. in the meantime there are at least 205..!) Hope to read many more. I love your blog and you are a really kind person!

Ginger said...

i love that bag just awesome congats 200 that great. We love that you posted that many time cause we love hearing what your doing.I been here few times and excited when i get here you do great things here.

picperfic said...

I have just printed out the pattern for that cute bag, thank you so much for the link! I have just started my new sewing phase and bags are on the menu! Happy 200 blog posts!

Helen said...

Hi there, I’ve moved my tutorial for the Japanese knot bag over to my new blog. Can you please update your link? Thank you! :)

http://showyourworkings.cybercorp.co.nz/sewing-patterns