So, that was a lot of itty bitty pieces...
But the pay off is pretty sweet! I'm crushing on Jolene's Mexico patchwork pattern big time. A throw quilt definitely needs to happen before I can move on! The throw uses larger pieces, so it won't take much more time than this did.
I decided to turn my patchwork into a slouchy bag again. Here's how I work with the pattern pieces from this free bag tutorial. First I make patchwork, just exactly as my heart desires. Next, I frame the patchwork with Essex Linen for a neutral surround that's wide enough for the pattern pieces. Below you can see how I've cut the pattern apart so that I can use it for bags of various
lengths. Once I have cut my first purse-shape, I cut the rest to match. From there, just follow the tutorial. I promise it's easy!
This time I followed the bottom edge curve of the pattern. I'm liking the subtle shape it created. And I'm also glad I added Essex at the bottom this time. All together... it's a hit!
And with a happy, summery lining in an Anna Maria Horner, Pretty Potent print!
Gah, I'll be sad to see this one go! But, I trust it will be well-loved by a fellow patchwork fiend. And there's always the next bag...