Saturday, February 28, 2015

February sewing

A few snow days this month gave some extra time for sewing.  My first project was a tote bag with vinyl trim, using the same pattern as the one featured on this post. 
I used upholstery fabric and vinyl purchased at my local fabric shop.

This particular bag has gone to my school auction, scheduled for March 21.  So, for any of you local friends, get your bidding ready! ;)   I have been using my brown bag, and love it.  It opens wide to fit lots of work to take home from school.  Oh goody! :)

Project #2 for February was a table runner.  I had picked up a set of fat quarters from Tuesday Morning some time ago, and finally got to making something with it.  I've been seeing string quilt blocks on line and decided to experiment with that.  Here is the result...

Runner front
 After piecing the front, I still had fabric left so decided to create a back with a different look.  I've tried them both on the table and like them equally.  This fabric is from a line called Holiday Bouquet, featuring Christmas balls, but I think the holiday theme is subtle enough to work at any time.
Runner back
That's it for this month.  Up next month ... Cindy Apron time!

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