Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Scrappy Grocery Tote : :

Scrappy Grocery Tote

Since Fall Quilt Market I've been looking forward to the release of April Rhodes' new collection Wanderer. Now that they're here I just can't get enough of these gorgeous fabrics! Last week I shared a glimpse of the quilt I've been working on as part of her Wanderer fabric tour, and yesterday I turned my lovely heap of Wanderer and Wild & Free fabric scraps into a new grocery tote!

Wanderer and Wild & Free

I love seeing these two collections together!

Sparkle!

It's a simple quilted bag, soft but sturdy enough for how I plan to use it. While I don't favor myself to be much of a bag maker, I do enjoy whipping up an easy bag like this one! Finding such a purposeful use for scraps makes me very happy!

Grocery Tote  From Scraps!

For the bag body I used one of my favorite methods quilt as you go, sewing each piece of fabric to scrap pieces of batting at random.The straps and little pocket were densely straight line quilted and ended up being my favorite parts of this quick bag project. I do think for my next tote bag experiment I'll take the time to quilt each piece!

Woven Path Straps

Overall I'm feeling pretty pleased today with the prettiness and purposefulness of yesterday's sewing time. Hooray!

♡ Maureen   

24 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your tote, it's so cool!

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  2. Such a pretty little bag! Guess I need to get a move on and make something for ME!

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  3. As always, a wonderful combination of colours. The cutest grocery bag around :)

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  4. Much too pretty to just be for groceries!!!

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  5. awesome grocery bag. other shoppers will be following you around to find out where to get one!

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  6. How much time did you spend to create thishome made bag?

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    1. Maybe two hours? I'm using watching something on Netflix or I'm listening to music so, time really flies! :)

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  7. Love this tote. Have you tried any of the double sided canvas yet?

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    1. I haven't! I would love to have canvas on hand for the bottom of my totes. I think they'd be so much sturdier! I might have to stash some!!

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  8. I would love to win this bundle in Stone. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I follow you here. My choice is Stone, but both are lovely.

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