Monday, May 2, 2011

Putting My Playtime To Work


I'm making totes/grocery bags with the playtime methods I've learned here and in my liberated quilters group, with a large log cabin on each side of the grocery bags. The bag fabrics are leftovers from small cuts of old fabric (I generally buy only 1/3 yard pieces for variety). I stitched a fabric to the log cabin, then trimmed the fabric with scissors and went on to the next fabric in my pile. I usually use scissors, not rotary cutter, for liberated scrap patchwork-it's faster to trim with scissors and makes me more liberated, I think.

It's fun to see a finished product from my fabric play; the bags will be donated to my library for the Book and Plant Sale "teacup auction" Wish you all could come!

7 comments:

Sandy said...

What a cute, idea!

beth said...

Love this sweet bag!

ellen gets crafty said...

Great idea, great colors.

Nifty Quilts said...

The best in recycling! Very pretty too.

Nancy B said...

I've been thinking about market bags with the scraps - great minds think alike!

QuiltSwissy said...

Fun fun fun! I love these grocery bags. I make them for people, then can't give them away, I love them so much!

glen: who needs ugly fabric....that might work.

Magpie Sue said...

Wish we could come too! That's a great bag!