These two bags are made using the same set of fabrics. The panels were created using the 'pagoda quilt' technique of curve piecing, then each was embellished separately.
The small purse was the first experimental design using beads and surface yarn. The second bag, uses the basic pattern of the previous black and white bag. The decorative stitching is all flat machine stitching and I used different piecing techniques for this bag as there is more structure to work with. This bag also has a zip closure.