Ready for an adventure – It’s In the Bag!

I am wrapping up the week with one of the final It’s In The Bag Blog Hop posts. What an amazing month it has been with all the ByAnnie Bags that have been presented by all the Island Batik Ambassadors. Make sure you read to the end of my blog. There is information on a great give away and links to all the other Island Batik Ambassor’s Blog sites.

Now here is my By Annie Bag….. It is the Round Trip Duffle.

The Round Trip Duffle was made using the new Spring 2020 Williams Garden fabrics. The colors are fabulous in this collection for this bag.

All the hardware and materials were provided by our sponsors, By Annie and Island Batik.

I quilted my bag with an orange peel design using lime green 50 wt. Auril thread and the By Annie’s Soft and Stable provided in the kit. Using the Soft and Stable makes the bag sturdy and gives it a nice professional finish.

The instructions to make the bag were so detailed and made this bag so easy to make. Here are a few pictures in the making of my Round Trip Duffle bag. The instructions provided printed labels to attach to all the parts of the bag to keep everything nicely organized.

The kit also contained a wonderful mesh material for the inner pocket. The high quality made it easy to work with and it was a breeze to insert the zipper into the mesh pocket.

The step by step instructions were so organized. The parts you see below are the pieces used in the construction of the bag.

There is a nice zippered pocket on the outside of the bag for easy access storage.

Inside the bag there are three pockets for organizing items.

The mesh pocket is attached to the inside of the bag for another handy compartment.

The hardware supplied with the bag was of amazing quality. Beautiful antique brass swivel hooks attach to the bag to make it easy to carry.

Great zippered pocket inside to store items.

A heavy duty duel zipper for easy opening and allowing a large opening for placing items in the bag.

The sturdy shoulder strap with adjustable padded shoulder protector and carrying handles.

I love my new Round Trip Duffle bag!!!


This is the final giveaway by Island Batik and they are giving away to THREE (yes, three!) people a chance to win some amazing Island Batik fabric! This time, they are one Fat Quarter bundle of all the 20 gorgeous batiks from the Peacock Galore collection, designed by the internationally renowned, award-winning quilter from Germany, Claudia Pfeil, and TWO Fat Quarter bundles of the whole William’s Garden collection, designed for our friends at Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design by Kathy Engle! Wow!!!

To enter go to the Island Batik Blog and follow the Rafflecopter prompts! This giveaway ends on October 2nd at 11:59 pm PDT. Two random winners will be notified on October, 3rd and announced on our Facebook page on October, 6th. If the winners do not respond within the first three days after being notified, two new random winners will be chosen.

Happy Quilting!!

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik and ByAnnie

Be sure to visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors:

Carolina Asmussen ~ Carolina Asmussen

Pamela Boatright ~ Pamela Quilts

Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts

Joanne Hart ~ Unicorn Harts

Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts

Carla Henton ~ Create in the Sticks

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights

Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack’s Blog

Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs

Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads

Sharon Riley ~ Sew Riley Designs

Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter

Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations

Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts

Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts

Suzy Webster ~ Adventerous Applique and Quilting

Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore


  1. Great job, and such pretty fabric!

    1. Thank you Maryellen!

  2. So pretty!!!! I hope you are able to use it lots!

    1. Thank you! Looking forward to using it at the end of the month of a little trip out to Colorado.

    2. Thank you!

  3. This is such a beautiful bag. I love all the pockets and the room and the fabrics are so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing today.

    1. Thank you Joyce! I hope you try one of Annie’s bag patterns. They are wonderful.

    2. Thank you Joyce!

  4. This is just lovely Carol! Beautiful bag!

    1. Thank you Sally!

    1. Thank you Denise!

  5. Pretty bag!

    1. Thank You!

  6. Beautiful bag… I love it !!!

    1. Thank you!

  7. This is a beautiful bag. I appreciate all the pictures of your WIP. Thank you for showing us that.

    1. Thank you Christi!

  8. How awesome your bag
    looks! Love the fabric and
    Carla from Utah

    1. Thank you Carla!

  9. This is just lovely

    1. Thank you!

  10. Your bag is beautiful and you did an amazing job on it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Cecilia!

  11. Wow what a beautiful bag you made, Carol! I love all the detail they think of and thank you for showing it so well in your photos. Love the orange peel quilting you did too!

  12. Nice bag and very detailed instructions. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  13. So, so, beautiful! I need to add this bag to my to-do list too! The William’s Garden fabrics are so lovely. I’m inspired. Time to go sew. Have a great day!

  14. Very pretty and so roomy too. That’s going to be so useful on trips.

    1. Thank you Jennifer.

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