Last week I pulled out some scrap fabrics to start a new quilt…but then decided to start a new project (I feel like I have crafting ADD sometimes) and make up a tote bag for summer instead. The quilt is still cut and waiting for me, but I am waiting for a 50% off coupon so that I can get a whole bolt of Kona white for the sashings (I am a cheapskate….I know.)
But I do love this bag. It is BIG (great for summer) and it was an afternoon project.
I used the quilt-as-you-go method that I talked about here, the only difference was that I started in the middle and worked my way out as you would a log cabin quilt block. (I just found a great log cabin tutorial if you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about.)
Yay for a new summer bag! I have been sewing a bit more lately (what I should be doing is organizing my sewing space…but I just keep pushing around piles because what I want to do is sew 😉 so I will show you some more things next week. Have a wonderful weekend.
PS “Last day of school! Last day of school!” (I am sure Nemo’s dad would be just as happy as I am today….everyone is home for the summer. Although I may just change my mind in about 3 weeks when the “I’m bored” and the arguments begin….but today we are going to enjoy the summer break with a trip to the snow cone stand and stay up late….)