Tuesday, March 11, 2014
New quilted tote
Slim, random width strips are sewing across a square of foundation fabric. Four completed squares are sewed together. You don't expect the pieces to line up across squares, but you get a "wonky" diamond pattern.
The inside of the bag has several pockets and a place to hang keys. I am always losing keys in my purses and bags. Happened today in a grocery store. Naturally the key had sunk all the way to the bottom of a multi-sectioned purse. I HATE THAT!
I had been seeing so many bright spring bags over the last weeks in the stores, but I didn't want to spend that much money. I had even bought a piece of decorator weight cotton and planned to use that for a spring bag, but when I went to sew, I couldn't find the fabric. It wasn't with the other fabric I bought that shopping trip, so I started to doubt my memory. Maybe I felt I was spending too much and put it back?? That's when I noticed all these scraps, most of them from recent projects. I decided to dive in and do something with them. Then, as I opened the old trunk where I store batting, I found that piece of decorator cotton, still bagged up with the length of batting I purchased that same day. So even though, I was frugal and used up many scraps, I still added to my stash!! Quilters will understand that never ending saga.
I hope to be using this tote for some traveling this spring and summer. If offers plenty of room and I know no one else will have anything like it.