After my brief foray into plastic (thanks for all your honest comments, they made me giggle!) I have been back working with my beloved fabric this week.
There are a whole host of patterns on the web for bags and I was flitting about from pattern to pattern when I thought it might be wiser to enlist some specialist help :) The lovely Judith from Rags to Bags (this clever lady runs classes so I knew she would have a few good ideas!) suggested this tutorial for a summer tote. I had a play with the template, added a bit of piecing to the front and made my own straps with a contrast lining...and voila!
This is made in grey denim with an ikea fabric lining. I'm really pleased with how this turned out since it's been a while since I made a bag, so now I'm going to have a play with some other patterns....
As for other work in progess, there are more cushions in the pipeline (sold a couple more this week - yeay!) but nothing photo worthy yet...so instead I shall show you another work in progress, the blocks that are being made for my month in the European Bee I am a member of, Bee Europa. So far, six blocks have been made and pictures posted on Flickr and they are AMAZING!!
To recap, I had asked for my Bee members to take inspiration from this gorgeous quilt which Vickie at My full colour life was creating, using her Bee. Instead of birds, I asked them to make flowers as the focal image on each block...
So here you are:
Susanne from Suleon adapted a Dresden pattern with stunning results
Muriel (Doucepoints) totally worked it with the paper piecing and added an inspired F for my daughter Felix!
Miriam from Berlinquilter went 3D, which Felix is going to adore, look at those flowers and leaves!
Ulrike at Lieblingsdecke worked some wonderful pinwheel magic with a cute little flower
Amelie from Amelies Whirlygiggles did some clever applique and very funky piecing
and Cara at Pink Stitches did a bit of everything to make a fantabulous block!
Ladies, thank you so much, I have a VERY good feeling about this quilt :)
PS Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced, thanks Lee!