Friday, August 15, 2014

Nauti Weekender

Back in May I started this version of Amy Butler's Weekender for the class I taught at Quilter's Way.  I had this fabulous Dear Stella Anchors Away  and matching striped canvas in my stash which is perfect for my current addiction to all things nautical.  I finished this up and have been using it ever since.  It's the perfect size for a quick getaway!  

When I made my Where in the World Weekender I followed the pattern exactly but this time I tried a few things that made life easier.  For the zipper panel I used Decor-Bond rather than 3 layers of ShapeFlex.  Life's too short for all that cutting and ironing:-)  I also go smart and when I taped my zipper down I moved the tape to the outer edge of the zipper.  It's still stuck in place but I didn't have to worry about sewing through the tape.  

For the inside I used this fun ikat I also found in my stash.  I used the awesome tutorial at U-Handbag to add a zippered pocket.  I added ShapeFlex to the lining pieces to give the bag more structure.

I also copied the side pockets from the outside on the inside.  They are perfect for stashing flip flops and I always need more pockets!  

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. It's fabulous! So, when are you going to start your next one? :)

  2. I love it! Please please teach the class again! I'm dying to make one too! It is too fabulous.

  3. Gorgeous! And thanks for the construction tips! One of these days....

  4. That bag is amazing! I thought that first picture had to be taken here, "sorry honey but I need to pop down to the Keys for a photo shoot" LOL