is to not even put them away. This project started with the pretty scraps left over from a bee block (tutorial for the herringbone bee block is from Bijou Lovely).
As I gazed at the pretty scraps, I loved the colour combination, so I started sewing them together and squaring up each section to 5″ by whatever. Hmm, now what?–I remembered the Bucket Basket Tote from Very Shannon. Oops, the centre panel is 5-3/4″. That’s okay, I’ll just make the top section slightly wider.
A dig for handle fabrics pulled up the flower dot from Flea Market Fancy (I know, it’s so 2012). What can I use for the pocket, hey here’s a nice aqua scrap from a swap package. And ta da! a lovely tote for my hand quilting projects.
A brief commentary on the pattern–I didn’t have enough heavy interfacing, so I used fusible fleece for the outside, but I think the heavy interfacing would have given it a really nice structure. I’ll put the pocket a little lower next time, and make the straps shorter–they’re not really long enough to go over my shoulder, and for a project bag I prefer more of a handbag length. Or by adding a magnetic snap closure and an inside zippered pocket, this would make a cute purse.
Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday with Leanne at She Can Quilt.