Quilt Tote Bag

The last time I saw my brother, he said he would like a market bag.
I had every intention of making a market bag for my brother out of the remnants from my dad’s shirts.
I cut the remaining pieces in 6.5 inch squares.
Some of these squares had the pocket included.
After I laid out the squares, I got another idea.
With one 9 patch, I made a quilt tote for the quilt I made from the shirts.
I used some canvas remnants for the backing.

The other nine patch will be used for a regular pillow.
I’ll make my brother a market bag some day soon.

Quilt ’til You Wilt!

Yesterday’s visit to the Quilt Market inspired me to get to work.
Today, I was determined to finish adding the vertical sashes to the remaining four rows.
I spent the morning cleaning up and redoing some blocks, and adding border to others.
There is one block that I want to replace, but I am waiting for the fabric I ordered.

In the meantime, I will finish making the 9-patch squares that I need.
I will also start adding the vertical sash to the rows that are completed.
The pink and white vertical sash for the four inner blocks still needs to be pieced.
But I will wait until tomorrow.
I have surpassed my limit for today.