Playing with scraps

I adore using scraps in projects. This week I have made two projects using predominantly scraps:

  1.  A charity quilt made from scrappy 2.5" squares
54 four patch blocks for the center

a pale pink border and binding and simple cross-hatch straight line quilting
Project 2.
A scrappy tote bag:

I used heaps of my scrappy strips in this, everything from horses and firehydrants to wheels and flowers

The lining was leftover backing fabric from my Celtic Solstice quilt.

The only non scrappy thing used was the batting, it has two layers of polyester batting to make it stiff and box-like.

I made it to haul all my bits and pieces to quilt club each month.

Here it is almost full with a charity quilt i made, some disposable plates, cups and cutlery for the snacks and my binder full of paperwork. I also have room to throw a show and tell item in on the top if I want to. 

I made one of these bags last year in a class at Wooden Spools my favorite Denver quilt shop:

I've used that bag so many times for sooooo many things since I made it and I've always wanted to make another one! I have carried sewing machines in this bag even, it is big with a wide opening and the handles are a great length. I'm glad I made the time to make another one.

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