I ended up with two Double Four Patches - a dark and a light.
And some Log Cabins to keep using those scrappy strings - a pink one and most of a purple. The purple one is still in progress - it needs to have a few more logs added to bring it up to 12 1/2 inches!
But what I couldn't get out of my head was a comment "conversation" I had with someone last week about how I had enough of my watermelon fabric to make a new tote bag. I guess as soon as I said that, I had to make one!
This is made from some charms of Hometown Girl by Pat Sloan for Moda, with the addition of some black and white polka dots and the watermelon fabric I showed off last week used for the straps and lining. The Hometown Girl charms I chose were perfect for July's watermelon theme with dark pink and lime green prints.
I've made several of these tote bags in the last couple of years, based on a tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company (search their YouTube channel for "Three Totes from One Charm Pack"). I use them in place of a purse and I wear them out! Every time I make a new tote bag, I change it up a little bit! This time I wanted it to be a little wider and a little deeper, with shorter straps than I've made recently.
I added a divided pocket inside to hold things like my phone and keys, and all those little things that inevitably fall to the bottom of your bag. This bag is really roomy enough to carry my tablet or e-reader, one of which usually goes with me wherever I go. I just finished it up this afternoon, and I'm already enjoying it!
I also spent some time this week admiring the Monkey blocks on my design wall, and making sure they were behaving!
So far, so good!
Hope everyone is having a great July! I'll be spending some time tomorrow at ScrapHappy Saturday over at SoScrappy getting some more Rainbow inspiration!