I just finished up two Aeroplane Bags today. I had the huge pleasure of making these bags for Thomas Knauer using his new ‘Thesaurus’ line for Andover Fabrics. Andover has a lot of fresh, modern prints coming out this spring, including ‘Full Moon Lagoon’ by Mo Bedell and ‘Field Day’ by Alison Glass. I really like the direction that they are moving in.
|Fat Quarter Shop will be carrying the whole Thesaurus line, due May 2013.|
I originally had different plans for these fabrics, but once I had them in hand and saw that some of the prints were quite large in scale (Thomas said his favorite prints were the daisies and the alphabet, so I wanted to feature those for sure), they really needed to be made into Aeroplane Bags. If you’re not familiar with the pattern, these are large travel bags in two different sizes (the long size can fit many sewing machines).
The colors of the fabrics were very saturated and bright, and they work really well together. When I pulled the fabric for the different parts of the bags (straps, bottom, etc.), I wasn’t sure if I had made the right choices, but once I saw them in the completed bags, the fabrics are really stunning in these combinations. I’m going to be teaching some classes this year for this bag pattern, and it makes me happy to see the prints all pulled together here.
I can definitely see these fabrics made up into some cute childrens’ clothing. I think a lot of Thomas’s fabrics are great that way. They are bright and fun; the colorways make them great to be cut up into pieces for quilts, but I can just imagine a girl’s dress in the pink daisies or a boy’s vest in the alphabets.