This is how I spent my Sunday afternoon - I made a tote bag!
I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt, if I do say so myself! Not my first attempt at sewing, just the first at making a lined tote bag from scratch. The pattern is from the Jane Timmers class that she taught in MB 2 years ago, part of the Madeira Tin Collection. I DO have that jelly roll, but I wasn't going to pratice with it because it's my all time fav fabrics! This fabric is from the Moda Blackbird Harvest Home series. I had the Jelly Roll and a yard of the piece for the handles, lining & top. (I needed more to do the pockets, but I had some other pieces from the Harvest Home Layer cake that worked well). I have enough strips to make 3-4 more... but no fabric for the lining. What on earth would I do with 3-4 more anyway? ;-) I do have several other jelly rolls and I absolutely FELL IN LOVE with the new Blackbird "Garden Party" fabric, which I MUST HAVE!!! I guess I'm going to add to my "tote bag collection"! ;-)
Just had to share - thanks for stopping by & happy stitching (and sewing)!
BTW, Nicole & I (and hopefully Karen) have made plans to go to the two new quilt stores on Sat. :-) FUN FUN FUN!!