Back in early April, I had made two quilted panels using a charm pack of Authentic by Sweetwater and pieces of By Annie's Soft and Stable. My design for the panels was inspired by a tutorial from Quilting in the Rain called the La Conner Bag, although I've made mine in my own preferred dimensions.
These measured 13" x 17".
And that's as far as I got!
This week, I finished everything up to finally have a new tote bag for summer! (just a little later than expected...)
I really like how sturdy the Soft and Stable makes the bag, compared to the regular quilt batting I've used in the past.
Here's a peek at the lining and inside pockets made with a coordinating scrap of green and white.
I use these tote bags instead of purses, so I just make a new one whenever I'm in the mood for a new bag! I think I'll enjoy this one!
The finished bag measures about 10 inches deep by 12 inches long, and the boxed bottom makes it 4 inches wide.
Meanwhile, my new ruler arrived, so I can get back to working on the triangle blocks for the Christmas in July project! You have to scroll way down to see the wall-hanging she made. It's beautiful!
I was comparing the new ruler on the right to the Tri Recs triangle ruler.
The 45 degree ruler is definitely narrower, so I can see where
I went wrong with my practice blocks!
I had to cut up a few scraps to see if I remembered how to make a block using this ruler, and here it is -
To make the project I have in mind from Sarah's Christmas in July design, I'll have to go shopping, so it's not going to be finished in July. But maybe it will be done by December, lol!
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