I need to make a totebag as a gift for the outgoing chair of a committee on which I serve. I have dozens of totebag patterns already, but it was a pattern in a current magazine (Quilter's World, Spring 2014*) that caught my eye. It takes me longer to pull fabric than it does to sew, especially for projects like this. Voila, all finished -- and MUCH smaller than what I wanted. It's more of a purse and what I need is a totebag.
Back to the cutting table! Here's the work in progress.
(Small tote is about 12 x 13. Large tote will be about 18 x 13 when the sides are sewn.)
You note that neither of these totebags is a t-shirt quilt. And THAT is what I really need to work on.
But meanwhile: this is my last official week at the library! The public open house is Thursday, which is the 39th anniversary of my first day as a library administrator. I will come back in on Friday morning to host a meeting, then head to St. Charles for the AAUW-Illinois convention. I need to clean out my office -- that will have to wait until Sunday.
See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times.