To continue along with the Craft-Along fun, here are a few highlights from February's link-up
SimpleSew's Vintage Quilt Revival block (I may have to steal this when I work on a quilt for my girl)
Thank you to all of you who linked up your projects in February, they were beautiful! If you didn't get a chance to look through the projects, you can see them all here.
The winner of the book Quilting Modern is #7 - Lisa Marie! Congrats!
For March I dug out a book that was in the easiest box to open, remind me again what I was thinking when I packed these away!? Anyway, I found Sweetwater's Simple Home and found a cute and FAST market tote pattern. At least I thought it would be fast.
I opted to use a pretty printed linen from Joanns for the bag, rather than burlap like the book called for. I'm not one for scratchy things rubbing against my skin, so the burlap was nixed!
I had no problems constructing the outer bag and the lining, although it might have been easier to sew it with Y-seams on the corners like the pincushion I did in January. But when it came to the handles I was completely confused... maybe it is because I was trying to sew at 10Pm after a stressful week?
Note: now that I read my post over again, and after my morning cup of caffeine I may have figured out how to add the handles with the facing. I plan on making another one of these anyway so I will try it on the second one and let you know how it goes.
Tip: Make sure you leave a hole to turn the bag right side out, the book skipped that step too.
I added side pockets to the ends which was easy to do, I just cut another outer bag piece that was 2 inches shorter than the end pieces. I think I use a 0.75 inch hem, but the pockets on the ends are pretty narrow (3.5 inches) and I'm not sure I will use them much. I will let you know, maybe I can fit a loaf of French bread or something in them. At least it is cute, functional, and helps save the planet from one more plastic bag.
And the Guest Room quilt (now that we may have a guest room in the new house!)
To be eligible to win you have all month to make a project from one of your craft books and link it up at the end of this post. You can use any craft book or craft magazine of your choice, this is not only open to sewists or quilters, feel free to link up your crocheted, knitted, or any other crafty project you make. Please read the following carefully, I will delete posts that do not follow the rules!
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