Although it is hard to see in the photo above, I think the binding choice made all the difference. I auditioned several different ideas for a few days, and finally decided it needed to be the tone on tone green that is already in the quilt. Just this morning, I was reading on the Sew Mama Sew blog that scrappy quilts need to have an "organizing" fabric. Well, in retrospect, that is what the green is for this busy, bright, scrappy quilt. I think you can see it a little better in the photo below.
This quilt is going to Tanya, who blogs at Tanya Quilts in CO, for her nursing home quilt drive. She asked that the quilts be at least 60 x 60 and this one turned out to be about 61 x 61, so should be perfect. I hope a special senior citizen will get a lot of comfort out of this quilt!
I also made myself a new bag this week! This is made from the tutorial making a tote bag out of a charm pack from Missouri Star Quilt Co. I think it is actually three totes from one charm pack, but I only ever make one! I wanted one with fall colors, and I think this will work. I hate buying new purses, and love the size of this tote bag for what I need.
I modified the original pattern just a bit, and added some divided pockets inside attached to the lining. I just got a new phone and wanted a pocket that the phone would fit in. I also sewed in a magnetic snap and love how that works!
Two finishes this week mean that I have to decide what to work on next. Maybe it will be my Scrap Vortex? Or start something new? Probably both!
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