Not really quilting, but some fun with patchwork
Today I pieced a Jewel Bag using instructions from popularpatchwork.com. The Sweet Sixteen Bag uses 16-5″ charm squares for the outside and 16 more for the lining. I chose a solid piece of fabric for the lining using the completed outside piece as a pattern, and added a Cam Snap closure. I used fusible fleece inside rather than quilting it, but this could easily be quilted for a little extra visual effect.
I’ve seen this shape tote called a Jewel Bag, but I’ve seen similar shapes called Hobo Bags or Slouch Bags. I chose to put a mesh stabilizer in the bottom of my bag to give it shape, and hubby suggested with this shape it looked like a great lunchbox. He also suggested that with the unusual top of the bag, I could add a little lace, make it look like a bra and call it a Lingerie Bag. We don’t always listen to him.
I love these denim pieces. I’ve been repurposing old jeans with blown out backsides or otherwise just too ratty to keep. I’ve got some great jean fronts saved up to make a couple more aprons on a cold winter day.