Monday, 25 April 2011

Using up fabric

I don't know about anyone else who is doing the Rainbow Challenge, but I've found that I've ended up each month with a few bits left over that I just haven't been able to summon up the enthusiasm to use. Well, I've used most of them now. I spent yesterday stitching bits together to make 'new' fabric, and today I turned it into a new bag with pockets to take to workshops. The pattern is from Monkey Buttons and is one of the very first things that I made when I started quilting. It's been so useful at home and then I have to empty it out every time I want to take it to a workshop; so I've made another one.


And just one more little thing, a mug rug made out of an orphan block. I've got several more of these, so I can see some more mug rugs being made. We've got our local village Festival of Art, Music and Flowers in a few week's time, so hopefully I'll have a pile of mug rugs for sale.



6 comments:

Rhonda said...

I really love your tote....really!!!

Lynn said...

How clever of you, to use your scraps like this. I love the bag! Economical and Fashionable!

Celia said...

Your bag is really nice..I'm also doing the challenge but somehow my stash is still there.I guess making fabric is the way to go.

Karen said...

Love how you used an extra block for a mug rug! Great idea.

Angela said...

Your new bag is great, what a fabulous way to use up all those left over bits!

Kay said...

That is about the most cheerful, beautiful, creative, colorful bag I've seen in a long time. This is a HUGE compliment because I do have a lot of bags. I LOVE it!!!