I've never worked with batiks, but these prints were so gorgeous and soft. I knew I wanted to make something I'd use and that would show off these stunning fabrics. Enter the Anna Graham (@noodlehead531) gingham tote.
Last November, I attended sewtopia in Portland and brought home some me+ you mini charms in my bag of swag. I pulled those out and an idea was born!
I decided to make Quilt As You Go panels for my bag, using 4 of the fat quarters and my mini charms. The other two fat quarters were going to be the handles and the inside lining.
But once the panels were put together, the rest was easy.
I loved challenging myself with this project and stepping way outside my comfort zone with fabric, patterns, making a bag (!), and experimenting with quilt as you go and adapting a pattern to fit what I've got on hand.
And I think I found my new summer purse!