Howzabout that? My April OMG project is finished!
I didn't intend to sew yesterday. I had an eye doctor appointment in the morning, the first in four years. (No problems with retinas or corneas, no prescription changes. Hooray!) I went to the lunch meeting of the Mundelein-Vernon Hills Rotary Club to promote our club's upcoming golf outing. (This is the fourth of seven such visits to area clubs.)
By the end of the afternoon it was raining hard. I set out at 6:30 for P.E.O. The meeting hostess lives on the north side of Buffalo Grove, 30 miles away. I got as far as Gurnee and decided to turn around and go home -- wet highways, heavy traffic, and fatigue are not a good combination.
I spent the rest of the evening in my studio and finished the tote bag. I'm developing a go-to tote bag model. My design notes: *I used car head liner to shape the bag. It's easy to quilt through.
* I made many of the "equity" blocks (equal signs for the Gender Equity Fund) and I wanted to use them. That meant that the bag is fairly tall (13-1/2).
* The handles are made from a 4" batik strip folded around a 1" piece of head liner. Next time I'll cut 4-1/2" fabric and 1-1/4" head liner to make them a little wider but not too wide.
|Our yard signs|
* I use corrugated plastic campaign signs for the bag-bottom insert. The plastic is lightweight, sturdy, and easy to cut. I cover the insert with fabric that complements the bag lining. One sign is enough for eight ot ten totes -- just wait until AFTER the election to appropriate it.
Today is the consolidated local election (township, municipal, school, library, park, etc.)
I'm joining other quiltmakers for Linky Tuesday at Free Motion by the River.