Tuesday, October 24, 2017

OMG October: tote bags finished!

My October project for OMG was to set these twelve 7-1/2" (unfin.) blocks. They were my guild's 2016-17 BOM -- a skill-builder for paper foundation piecing.  Participants are to bring their blocks set (quilting not required) to qualify for a grand finale prize.

I realized that I didn't want to make a purple and lime quilt. Or wallhanging. Or placemats.  I could have made a dozen potholders, but in the end I decided to make tote bags.

I have had this pile of lime and purple on my cutting table for three weeks. I did buy more limes and purples. (Actually I wanted lime-and-purple but there wasn't much. I didn't shop very widely, though.)

Here they are!

Note that I made extra Road to Oklahoma blocks (upper left).  The center totes and the right hand totes have blocks on the back. (The log cabin, bottom center, has another log cabin block. The other three have different blocks.)

I began to run out of steam so I used the rest of the blocks as pockets.

I'm linking up with the Elm Street Quilts OMG finishes page here  and the Elm Street Quilts Bag It challenge here . . . and now I can clear off the cutting table!


Libby in TN said...

Gret use of odd blocks.

KaHolly said...

What a grand idea! They are beautiful! When I return next spring, I might take a page out of your book, round up all of my rogue blocks, and make some, too, with maybe a pillow or two thrown in. You inspire me. Well done!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a great way to use your orphan blocks.

Danice G said...

The bags are pretty. Great use of the blocks.

Patty said...

How fun to make bags! Glad you are linking them up to Bag It as well as OMG. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Cathy said...

Oh, gosh...didn't those turn out nice! PLUS you finished a goal, too and used up some blocks. Woooohooo!!

Ellie said...

Very nice bags and you managed to use up some orphan blocks! A win win for all. What will you do with the bags?