I think I mentioned before that I had found an awesome tutorial for lunch bags. It's at Pink Penguin. I used her fabric bag tutorial (enlarged) to make the girls' Easter baskets. I made one of the bags tonight:
Ignore the multi-colored yarn. I was just testing out the drawstring function and I forgot to get cording today. I really like it and I hope Olivia does. She seemed a little disappointed that we weren't going to go buy one. I guess I should get used to that... eventually it will probably be so uncool for me to make her stuff. I have to make one for the other two also.
I made one change to the pattern. I added some fleece in between the lining and outer fabric, to kind of insulate the bag a bit.
Last night, I was sitting here thinking about what I'm going to do with my Laura Gunn fabric that I'm in love with. I don't think I ever posted a picture of it:
It's the gorgeous green fabric with purple pods. The pattern itself is larger than I expected, but that's no big deal. As I was looking at it and thinking it would be just a shame to cut up that beautiful fabric, I had an idea. Why not make a quilt out of it? Quilts don't have to be patchwork. So I went and got a coordinating solid color (it coordinates much better in person... it looks off in this picture) to back it with and some quilt batting. And, I know I'm biting off WAY more than I'm going to want to chew... but I'm going to hand quilt it. I'm going to trace the vines and pods. I have everything I need except a hoop. But I need to get the lunch bags finished before beginning this monster project. And yep, my first quilt is still not quilted.... I'll get to it eventually.
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