Friday, October 28, 2011

Transformation

After I finished the quilt that I blogged about in Wednesday's post, I had some strips of fabric left over when I trimmed the backing after quilting...


So I worked on another project, which started with this....


It's a canvas tote bag that was given to me when I went on a shop hop with friends last spring. It's functional, but not very pretty. So I decided to dress it up.

I sewed all of the leftover strips using the Jelly Roll 1600 Race method (except, of course, it wasn't 1600 inches), and then sewed that fabric on top of the tote bag...


Now it's much prettier to look at...don't you think?


So if you have a bunch of scraps (or even an orphan block or two), you can use them to cover up all of those boring tote bags that you probably have hidden away somewhere.

5 comments:

Pat said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the colors!

Diane said...

great idea!

Susan said...

I never would have thought to open the side seams and cover it all in one piece like you did...great idea!

Heather said...

great idea.

quilterinmotion said...

I love this idea, and don't we all have a few bags we don't like to use because they are ugly???