Backgammon Bag

bag1Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that 2016 brings you much happiness, joy, and fabric!

I am excited to kick off the first day of 2016 by showing off my latest creation, the Backgammon Bag! I tested out this pattern for Betz White (which is currently only available through the Bag of the Month Club) and absolutely loved working on this one. Because of my love for crazy prints, I went with a colorful sugar skull print for the body of the bag, but since it was so ‘busy’, I wound using a bit of black to break it up some – resulting in a very different bag than some of the other testers.

The bag has two exterior pockets, an adjustable strap, a flap with lock closure, and just the ‘right’ about of interfacing that the bag holds it’s shape well, but isn’t difficult to work with. My favorite part, though, is the ‘backgammon stripes’ which allowed me to fussy cut my prints and do a bit of piecing without the commitment of a quilt. I think I will eventually make a more traditional version, but in the mean time I’m getting quite a few compliments on the skulls so I’ll keep this style for awhile.

Edited to add: If you’re wondering how your fabrics might look when put together, Betz has designed a great coloring page so that your can easily plan out your design!