Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Work in Progress: QAYG Diaper Bag

I'm working on a new diaper bag right now.  The one we have is almost 5 years old and getting pretty worn out.  I'm glad it has held up as well as it has, and I've loved using it, but it's time for a new one with a new baby on the way.  I'm using a pattern that I designed myself, and is pretty much the same as our current diaper bag (which I also made).

I'm using Soft and Stable for the body of the bag and I'm liking it so far.  I'm curious to see how it stands up once the bag is finished.  The instructions say it isn't necessary to quilt it, but I knew I wanted to with this to help the fabric hold up a little better.  My old bag is made from home dec. fabric so it is naturally a lot sturdier than quilting cotton.  I hope this new bag holds up well.
Using "Soft and Stable" for QAYG

This is also my first time doing quilt-as-you-go.  I'm really enjoying the process--I don't usually do anything close to improv, and this has been really fun.
QAYG Diaper Bag side 1

I have both sides done and I'm getting close on finishing up the end pieces.
QAYG Diaper Bag side 2

I just love the texture!

I also recently re-covered my ironing board.  My old cover somehow got covered with ink, so a new one was a high priority.  I found this cute DS Quilts print at JoAnn's.  I don't use fabric from there much anymore due to a seriously faded quilt, but the higher quality prints are still okay.  Right now my ironing board is a big staging area, holding fabric I'm working with and pieces of soft and stable waiting to get used.  I like the new cover a lot, it's nice to have a happy splash of color.
new ironing board cover--covered with fabric
Linking up today to WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. great colors and fabrics!! Great new ironing board cover too, I should really update mine.

  2. Love the fabric and colour choices. This is going to be a pretty special diaper bag.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous - I am such a Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow fan :) Lovely project!!

  4. Have I mentioned that I love reading your blog. :) Not only are you clever, but you also cleverly involve you kids in little ways which give small family update snippets with useful information. You're amazing!


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