Saturday, February 25, 2023

Fashion Influencer?

 Last week, I made this bag for Project Quilt. You can read about it here. It was definitely a squirrel type project, design to completion in 4 days.

This morning, I saw this bag in my newsfeed. It is at the Prada show during London Fashion Week.

The trapezoid shape is a bit more accentuated, but very similar to my bag. Although the Prada bag is so boring. It doesn't have a focus cat fabric. A similar bag on the Prada website sells for $4800. 

I don't sell my bags, because people who might pay $5000 for a bag that says Prada on it, won't even pay the cost of materials for one custom made by a home-based artisan. 

I can now reveal that I had a part of a quilt that is currently hanging at QuiltCon. I never expected to say those words.

Last summer, Sam Hunter of Hunter Designs asked for blocks to make this quilt It is called " Myriad Interpretations of  Language". The instructions were to make a block of a specified size in a solid fabric, embroider a line across it in any colour, then embroider a second line that crosses the first, in another colour.  This is what resulted. I think it is gorgeous.

I'm linking to MMMQuilts DrEAMi#70.


  1. Yay for you, Kate......"hanging at Quilt Con" indeed! You go!

  2. People who pay for Prada bags would not buy handmade fabric bags. Too "low class" for them. I've met such people during my craft market days. Still they would go through your bags, touch the fabric, check out the design but baulk at paying the tiny amount of money you're asking for.

  3. Congratulations on the Quilt Con block!

  4. I'm guessing your block is one of the purple ones? The quilt is beautiful!

  5. Congratulations! That is awesome and so exciting.