This project belongs squarely in the “in-progress” category because, as you can see, it’s just a block. And I want it to be a bag.
I’m such a fan of this block. Juliet from Tartankiwi has a ton of great machine paper piecing patterns, and this 12″ butterfly block is one of my favorites. I loved the first one I made with reddish pinks and blues. It turned into a lovely pillow that sits in my sewing area.
I need some help with this one. I want to enter it into Tartankiwi’s Butterfly Challenge, and even though it doesn’t have to be a finished project for entry, I’d like to quickly get this block into a tote bag for my little niece. My niece is a year-and-a-half old and her mama seems to like the purple/yellow combo and butterflies (and very much has a need for a tote to carry her little one’s belongings).
What bag should I make that’s quick and not too difficult? Anyone have a free tutorial suggestion? I was considering the Poolside Tote, but I haven’t made myself a Supertote yet. Before I spend more money on another pattern, I’d like to make that Supertote. But, the Poolside seems to have enough space between the straps to accommodate this 12″ butterfly…. Decisions, decisions. I know there are TONS of free, big tote patterns out there…
Can you help?
(In case anyone wants to join, I’ll be listening to the MQG’s webinar tonight on Showcasing Your Creations: Using Photography to Maximize Appeal.)
Linking with other WIPs at Freshly Pieced.