Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Envelope Patchwork Bag - Gingham Gardens for Riley Blake Designs

Hello! I hope the New Year brings much needed joy and happiness to you as we so need that right now. Here is my first project for the year - Envelope Patchwork Bag using the lovely Gingham Gardens by My Minds Eye  for Riley Blake Designs. This line is so much prettiness with florals, text, and gingham of course. I absolutely love the charcoal/black colors used, as I normally don't gravitate to this color. It's a nice change and makes all the pretty colors in the florarls pop! 

I used my Envelope Pocket design (if you've been following me I first made this design with my Versatile Envelope Pouch ). I thought it would be perfect for a front bag design. The pocket has two layers of pockets because of the envelope design. Perfect to throw your phone or mask for easy access. I designed a patchwork palette for the back to showcase all the pretty prints. I hand quilted the patchwork using crossmarks at each meeting point. Right now, I'm loving drawstring closures. It's easy and practical so I added this to the top. I finished it off with black leather handles to make it sturdy and cute of course!

I hope you like this project! Here's what I made:

Front of Bag - Envelope pockets

Front of Bag - Envelope Design

Back of bag - Patchwork Palette

Back of Bag - Patchwork Palette

Drawstring open - gives it a tote bag function

Side of bag - drawstring opened

Side of bag - Quilted Gingham

Black Leather Handles

Drawstring Open - Inside has two internal pockets

Gingham Gardens should be out soon, so check your favorite quilt shops or online to see if they will carry it. 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Replies
    1. Very good question. Is there a pattern? I appreciate the drawn string closure, much safer for all the goodies we have to carry around. I love the colors in the fabric collection, reminds me of a dress I had a thousand years ago.

  2. I, too, would buy a pattern. This bag is absolutely beautiful.

  3. Love this bag, adorable, would love to make one! I have a new online shop and have the Gingham Gardens Fat Quarters and 10" stacker in stock and yardage should arrive in a few days. I also have Rose and Violets Garden Pre-cuts.