Friday, June 19, 2015
2015 RSC June Light Blue Week 3, RSC Tumbler Quilt Finished, Child Tote Bag
Not a lot of scrappy light blue activity to show for the week. The two crumb blocks I made last week are now a pot holder. Working from my crumb collection, I made two more 8.5" crumb blocks. They will become a pot holder this week. A cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture.
To see what others made with their scraps, go here Saturday morning.
I finally sewed together the 5" tumbler units I cut from scraps during the 2013 RSC. They are now a quilt with a medium blue border.
I pieced the backing with fabric from stash and a row of string blocks made with strips from my bin of 1.5" strips. It's quilted with a loose free motion meander. The binding is a purple print. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 58" x 84.5".
Bonnie Hunter announced on Facebook that the 2015 Ender Leader Challenge will be tumblers. I'll be making another tumbler quilt this year.
This week I made a child size tote with some Laura Burch prints.
For the pattern I took a sheet of copy paper and cut 2" x 2" squares from two corners. Using the pattern, I cut two pieces of outer bag fabric, two pieces of lining fabric and two pieces of batting. I also cut two piece of medium weight fusible interfacing which I have already fused to the outer bag pieces. I cut two rectangle pieces 18" x 4" for the handles. (I trimmed the two pieces in the picture.) I added a piece of batting, 1" x 18" to each handle to give them more body. An interior pocket is optional, but I wanted one for this little bag. That's the square of blue fabric laying on one piece of the lining. Actually it's folded in half in the picture. The 2.5" x 8" rectangle will be the loop. I was going to use the red button in the picture, but felt a pink one looked better.
There is a close up showing the loop and button closure. There are so many ways to make totes. Lots of YouTube tutorial video clips. At least three ways to make boxed bottoms. I'll be making more totes in more sizes.