100 Blocks Volume 3: In the Bag

I can’t believe Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 3 is almost here! You will just LOVE the variety of blocks that appear in this issue. There are several that I want to make.

Many of you may remember my block from Volume 2:

QMMS 100054 STARCK 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: In the Bag

Shoe Boxes

And my blog post about my shoe collection (okay, shoe addiction) from last year’s blog tour. You all had so many wonderful suggestions about what type of shoe block I should make for Volume 3 that I couldn’t decide! So instead, I realized that I needed an accessory to go with my shoes. Who doesn’t love a cute little pocketbook to carry all of their essential items!? Check out my block for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 3:

QM STARCK 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: In the Bag

In the Bag

It goes together in a snap with one foundation, and my favorite part is the purse handle made using Ruffle Rac from Michael Miller Fabrics. It’s so cute, don’t you think?

handle closeup 300x213 100 Blocks Volume 3: In the Bag

Detail of Ruffle Rac Handle

So don’t you know, I just had to make a few more! Check out this quilt I’m working on using all Robert Kaufman Fabrics; it still gets a couple of borders, but I’m very excited about it.

pursequilt 300x300 100 Blocks Volume 3: In the Bag

I think I want one of each of these purses. I’m glad they aren’t too big – that will keep me from carrying too much stuff around! I’m always finding some random thing that somehow ends up in my purse—aren’t you?

What’s the most unusual thing in your purse right now?

Leave me a comment by Midnight MDT Tuesday, May 3rd, and I’ll draw a random winner to receive their very own copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 3.

Edit on 5/3/11: Thank you all so much for your fabulous comments. I had so much fun reading them all and hearing what you carry in your purses. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog tour!

According to random.org, our winner is #160:

robin { 05.03.11 at 5:52 pm }

I have a brown swatch of leather that matches our couch in my purse.

Congratulations to Robin!

About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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171 Responses to 100 Blocks Volume 3: In the Bag

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  2. Karyn says:

    Shoes & Purse….how about a scarf, belt, hat, JEWELRY…..Absolutely adore the bags. Posted earlier, but wanted to wait until the contest was over to repost and tell you, sincerly, ADORABLE!!!

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  4. Leena says:

    If combined both the In The Bag and Shoe Boxes in a quilt, I am sure they would look stunning….Girls Desires quilt… :)

  5. Linda in PA says:

    I like your blocks. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine.

  6. Lori says:

    A little baggie with MilkBones in it. I am a dog lover and carry treats for all new “pet friends” I meet. Would love to win a copy of the magazine. Thanks

  7. Most unusual item in my purse? MONEY! *grin* Going to take a peek and see what weird thing is hanging out in there now. My daughter is only 4 months…so if there is anything that doesn’t belong, it’s MY fault, not hers :o ) LOVE the handbag & the shoes! I’m going to make a lap quilt for my fashionista cousin using these 2 blocks! She will LOVE it! Thank you!!!

  8. MaryBeth Little says:

    Hmmm, unusual item in my purse?? Does a diaper count? I don’t have any bitty ones, but I watched my grands last week and still have a diaper, LOL.

  9. Vivian Harris says:

    Like your fashion statement quilt ideas(shoes and purse)what’s next for the quilt? In my small purse are several fabric pieces to match thread and a long shopping list of quilting supplies for the next shopping trip. The 100 Quilt Blocks series is not available where I live, WISH IT WAS, I would buy all three. Thanx

  10. Teresa F. says:

    For me, it’s the very small, travel-size can of Lysol spray. Originally meant for the car but it never left my purse. And yes, I have used it out in public a few times. Mostly when shopping and someone (not me or hubby) passed particularly bad gas in the grocery store. Someone mentioned a small knife and I remembered I also have a tiny box cutter that I thought was cute and purchased it. It too, has never left my purse.

  11. Ray Janikowski says:

    Hummm . . . how about too much stuff in my purse!! :-) Your block is so cute & would make a great quilt with the shoe blocks!

  12. robin says:

    I have a brown swatch of leather that matches our couch in my purse.

  13. Heather says:

    The most unusual thing in my purse is a box of Harmony Balls (chime balls). They were an early Mother’s Day gift from my daughter so I could play with them at work and keep my hands more nimble. I bring them home to play with while looking at my stash and planning great things.

  14. I carry around paint swatches of all the colors in my house. You never know when you will need them :)

  15. Love the purses and shoes. I believe the most unusual thing in my purse at the moment is an Indian medicine bag.

  16. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Adorable! I have to carry two sticks of lip balm in case I lose one–I’m addicted to the stuff.
    Karen in Breezy Point

  17. dianne bondaroff says:

    The strangest thing in my purse is two rootbeer flavoured suckers I’m saving for when my girls need a big distraction so I can get some shopping done.

  18. Laura says:

    i likes your block and i guess the unusal thing is that i dont carry a purse just a wallet:)

  19. Annette says:

    I have 2 unusual things in my purse right now. They are a tape measure and my nippers. The shoe quilt is awesome. But the purse quilt is even better.

  20. Marie says:

    Cutest purse ever! Congrats

  21. Beth says:

    Probably the most unusual thing in my purse right now is a copy of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” :-)

  22. Kathy H says:

    I was just looking thru volume 2 the other day and was thinking of making the shoe block! Now I’ll have a purse block to go with it!

  23. Diane says:

    Love the purses and the shoes! Too cute! The most unusual item in my purse would be a face protector to give CPR to someone (yes, I am a nurse). Be prepared!

  24. Angela says:

    Love the purses. Great colors and technique!. Thanks for sharing.

  25. CathyC in Alberta says:

    Probably my tape measure…never know when I might see a quilt and need to take measurements to make my own version.
    Might have to combine your shoe and purse blocks into a quilt for my daughter…cause she has lots of both!!

  26. Cecilia Young says:

    I love the purse quilt! You can’t have too many purses. The most unusual thing in my purse is my granddaughter’s pacifier. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Mel Meister says:

    The most unusual thing in my purse right now is a bottle of peppermint oil for headaches. It really works!

  28. Paula Young says:

    I especially love your shoe blocks. My youngest daughter is a self-proclaimed “shoe whore” so I can see a wall-hanging for her in the future!! The most unusual thing in my purse right now would have to be a pair of socks in a bag I just exchanged for a npair the right size. Not too exciting!!

  29. maryc says:

    Fun post! Absolutely love the block. The most unusual thing in my purse right now is all the leftover pins and receipts from the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah last week.

  30. Carol Y says:

    Love your purse block! Hmmm, in my purse nothing is that unusual – maybe my thread snips? :)

  31. Marika says:

    Thank you for the opportunity test fortune to win:) I all like it block sample :)

  32. Kylie C says:

    Great choice on fabrics, and my purse has sand dollars from the beach in it right now which means there’s sand in everything now and it needs to be cleaned out.

  33. I think there’s nothing unusual in my purse right now ;D

  34. I think there’s nothing unusual ;D

  35. Marsha says:

    I’ve just left my winter residence where I quilted all winter with a group of about 20 women. We shared SO many purse/bag patterns! They’ll just love this quilt square and it does go so well with the shoes block which I loved! In my purse, the most unusual thing would be a CD of love songs my niece handed out as favors at her wedding….and I haven’t emptied it out yet! Must go listen!

  36. Mary Connelly says:

    What a great idea for the handles on the purses. I have the directions for using my cell phone in my purse. It’s never on so I’m not too up on using it!

  37. Gill says:

    I love the handles on the bags! so cute!!
    In my bag I’m still carrying my ticket from the England v Wales rugby international last February!

  38. Sherry Book says:

    The strangest thing in my purse right now is my sister-in-law’s camera….I keep forgetting to give it back to her after she lent it to me a week ago….evidently she doesn’t miss it either!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Anita R says:

    Love both blocks! Can’t wait to get the magazine. My most unusual thing would have to be a measuring tape keychain. Doesn’t seem unusual for us, but for someone else it would be :)

  40. Susie in CO says:

    I have an AccuQuilt GO die in my purse, so I wouldn’t forget to take it to teach a quilting class this afternoon! I love your block – that handle just makes it perfect!

  41. Dolores says:

    I love the shoes and the purses. As soon as I saw it, I thought that I really should make one for my youngest daughter who has a collection of both.

  42. Shoes and purses, what could be better?!? I alway carry a tape measure, probably not all that unusual but very handy!

  43. Deborah says:

    The most unusal thing in my purse would be tea tree infused toothpicks. Got to stay healthy so I can quilt more!

  44. Jeanine says:

    The most unusual thing in my purse would be mint tin which has been repurposed for fabric snips.
    I love the purse block and the shoe block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Right now I have my inhaler in my purse because it’s pollen season and my allergies are out of control! Love this block…very fun!

  46. Annmarie says:

    Your purse is just darling. You need to make one to go with your shoes! Would love to win a copy of the mag. Thanks.

  47. Mary Bachman says:

    I have 3 unusual but necessary items I use quite often, a magnifying glass (my eyes aren’t what they use to be or the print is getting smaller and smaller) a measuring tape, my hubby is always borrowing this (he has a fettish about measuring items to come into the home I do declare!) a thumb drive I have found it is convienent to have for transfering patterns, movies, photos etc. so I just keep it close at hand. I love your purse block I make purses so it was a joy to see this block.

  48. KT says:

    Great purse! I don’t have anything unusual in my purse, but in my bag that I carry my purse around in I have a spare pair of swim goggles…..

  49. wordygirl says:

    I guess it would be the dog seat belt, so that in case we need to change cars I can buckle our dog in quickly.

  50. Evelene Sterling says:

    Oh purses-my 6 year-old granddaughter loves purses as much as I do. I saved some fortune cookie fortunes in my purse.

  51. Shannon Atwater says:

    The most unusual item in my purse is a grenade lighter, that talks when you light it. I found it @ an army surplus place. I love the bags and the detail on them, just wonderful.

  52. Wendy says:

    I’m not a big fan of purses, but would like to learn the technique.

  53. Narelle says:

    The little bags are so sweet … fantastic idea!
    My handbag is pretty boring but I do have a newspaper clipping with a picture of my brother, niece and nephew.

  54. Carol says:

    I have a broken vacuum cleaner belt in my purse right now — guess that is the most unusual thing. I love your block — it would be so fun to make a quilt with both the purse and the shoes blocks! Thanks so much!

  55. Debbie says:

    So nice to have a pocketbook to go with the shoes, Denise! I don’t think that anything in my purse is particularly unusual. Maybe I should go put something strange in? :)

  56. Claudia says:

    PS. The most unusual thing about my purse (rather than in it) is that I made it myself!

  57. Claudia says:

    Oh, dear! Why do these wonderful ideas turn up right AFTER I’ve done something else? I love these little hunts and challenges.

  58. duff says:

    what a fun block–each one turned out so different and cute!
    The most unusual thing in my purse is (hold on I’ll go check…) is a DVD of Howl’s Moving Castle.

  59. Carla says:

    Oh how fun. Love the handles on the purses.

  60. Julie says:

    A black feather I found. I love shoes. I buy the shoes and then buy an outfit to go with them. I purse is a nice complement to the shoes.

  61. Kaye M. says:

    Love the ruffle rac handles on your block! The most unusual thing in my purse is my favorite brand of coffee creamer!

  62. Karen A says:

    Don’t have anything out of the ordinary , but if I’d had a ziplock bag with me I would have picked up the empty robin’s egg shell that I found in my mother’s yard today.

  63. This is such a fun one, love it!
    This is something my daughter would love, she is always asking me to make her more quilts.


  64. laura says:

    Love the block. Can see it mixed with the shoe block from the previous edition of 100 Blocks. I have a pebble given to0 me 15 years ago from my son and a Chestnut.

  65. Carol C says:

    Cute block. Congrats on being in the book. The most unusual thing in my purse is a tape measure. I was furniture shopping a couple of weeks ago.

  66. Gretchen says:

    Adorable block! Especially to go with the shoes. Now I’m thinking hat blocks… I try not to carry much in my purse but I always have Starbucks Via (instant coffee). All I need is hot water (or cold water or milk) and voila a good cup of coffee or latte.

  67. Julia P says:

    Absolutely love your block!! My most unusual item in my purse is a sewing notion from Clotilde. It’s a multipurpose sewing gauge.

  68. Jeanne says:

    Just love the purse block. Will be using it to make a quilt with it soon. I carry a flashlite in my purse for emergencies which might be unusual but I call it smart! Thanks for the chance to win.

  69. Leanne says:

    Loved the shoe block, but the purses are even better! Wierdiest thing in my purse right now – husband’s wallet. He gave it to me to hold while having routine medical work done this morning, and I forgot to give it back. Better do that now before he goes to work in am!

  70. Mary Russell says:

    Love the block – nothing unusual in my purse today,

  71. JoAnne Murphy says:

    I love your designs. The most unusual thing in my purse right now is a piece of beach glass I found while on vacation in Costa del Sol Spain in February.

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