Wednesday 30 September 2020

September goal completed

I'm very happy to have finished my September goal. I wanted to finish the hexie bag I was making and that is finally done. I'm squeezing the finish in at the last moment as this afternoon I sat down to do the final bits of stitching. 

I bought the pattern when John and I went to Lullingstone Castle for a quilt show organised by region 2 of The Quilt Guild in July 2019 but I didn't start to make it until later in the year. 

The bag is made using English Paper piecing and all the shapes used are either full hexie or half hexies. The 'paper' templates came with the kit except that they aren't paper. They are foam like but thin and once you have completed the bag, unlike normal EPP you don't have to remove the templates. The photo below shows you the templates and you can clearly see the difference between the two sides.

The kit included the webbing for the strap, wadding, buckles and button. The fabric came out of my stash.  I love batiks and these fabric were just right for the project.

The bag is lined but is just one compartment. The length of the strap can be changed but provides enough length to use comfortably as an across the body bag which is really useful when shopping. 

I also wanted to finish one border on my millennium sampler but that is only half complete. Never mind there is always October.

I'm linking this post with Patty from Elm Street Quilts for OMG Finish Link up  I'm going to check out what everyone else has finished this month.

Take care



  1. Lovely bag. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  2. Really cute. Blue batiks are so pretty!

  3. That's a great finish, it's a lovely bag.

  4. What an interesting idea for EPP!! I think that opens a world of possibilities. Congrats on attaining your goal, Lyndsey. Your new bag turned out beautifully!