06 June 2013

End of Year Teachers Gifts and another Quilt Along Joined

I had a very productive day yesterday and made three totes.  My totes are roughly based on the tutorial I found over at Skip to my Lou, as I had trouble figuring out if the lining went on the inside or outside to sew them together. 

I only meant to make two; one for each of the teachers for a little end of year gift to say thank you for all their time and hard work.  But one of the totes I had to piece my handles as they were just to short and decided I could not give that as a gift so I guess I scored a tote for myself (a first).  

I worked totally from my stash on these and am really happy with how they turned out, hope the teachers like them.  I did not follow a pattern but did check out this tutorial (link)  to make sure I put the lining and outer fabric together properly so it would all work out,  really hate unpicking. 

For the Second Grade Teacher will be getting one made with HS Butterfly Effect Twill lined with vintage sheet.  Measures 19"x16"x6".

For the Fourth Grade Teacher I made hers with some Dwell Studios for Robert Allen. It is lined with Typewriter keys by Colorbok for Joann Fabric.  It measures 19"x16"x6".


This one did not pass my gift giving criteria since I had to piece the handles to make them long enough and I am not 100% happy with how they look so I will be keeping it for myself.  This one is made with Premier Prints Small Dandelion Twill and lined with a vintage sheet.  Measures 17 1/2x14 1/2x6.  



I also have joined another Quilt Along, I think now I might officially have way to many projects going on but I will find a way to complete all on time.  I joined Impromptu Along hosted by Katy Jones at Monkey Do.  The pattern is by Rachel Griffith over at P.S. I Quilt.  You could join along too, the pattern is available here

I picked out a layer cake of Hoopla by Moda that has been sitting on my shelf for a few years and some Kona White for this project. It should be a very cheerful summery quilt. 

June 2013 - Fabric for Impromptu Quilt Along

Thank you for stopping by. 

Cheers, 
Abby

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