I decided I needed a new tote bag for two reasons.
1. I'm turning 50 next month and I'm treating myself to a Caribbean Cruise.
2. I love all the quilt as you go totes I'm seeing on flickr and I want one.
So I started by cutting two 18" squares of batting and grabbed some of my favorite scraps, creating the tote panels base on the tutorial HERE.
When complete, I squared up my blocks to 15.5" x 17".
Cut the lining the same size.
Stanley was production supervisor today.
He didn't particularly care for my use of pink. Or the doxie.
Decided I wanted a zipper.
Added the zipper like I was making a little pouch, as in the tutorial HERE.
I sewed 3" scraps together for the handles, 62" long x 2.
Folded to center and added 1/2" batting scraps. Sewed 1/8" from each side.
I attached these to the front panels, then sewed the bag together.
The wonky side~
The doxie side~
I love my bag! And it will be perfect to fit all my travel stuff in for my trip!!!