I made a bag. It wasn't in the lineup. It hadn't even entered my mind until about 5 minutes before I started making it. I was tidying up my sewing room, minding my own business. The quilt I have been working on has left the work table buried under piles of neutral fabrics, and I haven't been able to find my favorite scissors for three days. It was time to regroup and reorganize.
I was looking through putting away some crochet books, and I found a picture of a simple tote bag. What? Make a new bag? Then I glanced over at my quilt blocks. Hmmmm. Maybe add one of those? I had it all planned out in my head faster than you could say "Youshouldbeworkingonyourquilt!"
I always wanted to combine some quilting with crochet.
I made a 12"x24" rectangle out of charcoal gray chunky yarn and half double crochet stitch, folded it in half and whip stitched the sides together. Then I sewed a quilted log cabin block to the front, but left the top of it open, so it became a pocket. I lined the bag with some Emperor's Garden fabric and added binding around the top. I even got to use my new handy dandy Wonder Clips!
Kind of a slap dash affair, but it was a nice distraction. And I found my scissors!
I will now return to my regularly scheduled quilting. I think.