Thursday, April 12, 2012

Waldo's Mondo Bag

Every since I saw a gal from my guild carrying a Mondo Bag I have wanted to make one.  In fact, I was so enthusiastic about making one that Waldo said she wanted to make one too.  Guess what?  Yep....she finished her's first :)

I really like the size of this bag, it is perfect for hauling almost anything...a small child might fit comfortably inside....not that I'm recommending you tote around a small child in a bag...LOL.
She used fabric by Marcia Derse and mixed in some fun fabrics from Paula Nadelstern.  I think it is absolutely beautiful, don't you?
The inside of the Mondo Bag.
Mondo Bag by Quiltsmart
 
I asked Waldo what she thought of the pattern.  Waldo said she had to read it line by line and study the diagrams.  I was told it might "frost my cookies" if I attempted to make it alone and that I could come over and she would help me.  I don't know how much of a review that is....but that was enough for me....I'll be cutting out my fabric and heading to Waldo's house :)

Smiles,
Kelly

13 comments:

  1. I've made two Mondo bags Kelly. The first one I took a class because I had a coupon for a class. It was very fun because the teacher knew the pattern inside and out. I just finished the other one a few weeks ago - they are both on my blog. Have fun and can't wait to see yours.

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  2. I have seen several of these bags...may have to try this pattern sometime!

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  3. Kelly, this is a fun post and has me smiling. This does look like a great wonderful bag! Don't let your cookies be frosted, go have more fun with Waldo...it'll be more fun!

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  4. I love this bag. I made a simpler but largish bag a few years ago and I use it all the time! Didn't know I would. You definitely need to make one...I might too as it is so much cuter than mine!

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  5. Much more fun to make something with a friend! That is a lovely bag, Kelly!

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  6. I have the same story with the Mondo bag - saw it at a guild meeting and LOVED it. I finally found the pattern - my Aunt and I both bought it. She has made four...mine is still not started! I threatened to send fabric to her to make it for me!

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  7. we'll be watching for you bag to be posted .....good luck ;)
    in stitches

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  8. It is a great bag and will be fun to make together.

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  9. OIKS! and THAT would be why I don't often use patterns!!! We're (yes, WE) are painting the shed today, so no sewing for me!! At least, not till later. Just inside cooling down & drinking me some iced raspberry tea for a moment. Hers is lovely - can't wait to see how yours turns out!!

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  10. I was only sewing for a little over a year when I made the Mondo bag! It was fun and nothing to be scared of. Have fun!

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  11. What a lovely excuse to spend quality time with a friend. Enjoy yourself.

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  12. Thank you for sharing! Did you ever finish your Mondo Bag? I'd love to see photos! Feel free to share with us on our Facebook page as well. -Mandy with Quiltsmart :)

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Smiles,
Kelly

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