Tuesday, December 11, 2007

One More Gift...

This is a 14" x 18" blank tote bag from Dharma Trading Company. I have three of them. One is for a challenge we're doing in my fiber art group. I bought two extra with the idea of making them into gifts. Yesterday I cut fabric and pieced ten 3" Broken Dishes blocks to make a band for the top of one of the bags:

I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Now my plan is to make a big pocket to sort of flesh out the side of the bag. I'll use the same fabrics I used in the band, and maybe even some giant red rickrack to edge the pocket!

Today's block is my Christmas version of the Twin Star. I should probably mention that I'm taking these blocks from a top that is waiting for final borders. Eventually I will show you the whole top (still without borders in all likelihood), but for now I thought it would be fun to highlight one block per post.

Hope you're warm and dry today!

2 comments:

atet said...

What a fun gift idea. And the rick rack? Oh yes! Love the block as well, I can't wait to see all of them together!

andsewitis Holly said...

Love the winter scene in your neck of the woods, Sue. I love this tote bag idea - clever. Miss M is adorable! Looking forward to seeing those Christmas pictures with Sis.