Sorry that I got all wrapped up in my sewing and forgot to post yesterday. I was having a lot of fun. Playing with colors, textures and a fungi. I was making my new spring/summer purse. I had been collecting some cute mushroom fabrics and was planning to use my favorite tote pattern which I improvised a bit to my liking.
Since I am not the best matching up the corners when I quilt I did a search on wonky patterns. I came upon this tutorial for a wonky log cabin and thought it was just the ticket for me. It is supposed to come out looking not exact.
The center square is from a vintage 1960’s linen dress that I found at a thrift shop. I bought it just for the fabric. It was in kind of rough shape, but the print was so great I had to save it, right? I used 3 different mushroom fabrics along with a floral and an Amy Butler print. On the edges and for the handle outside I used some drapery fabric that I thrifted. I like the mix of the textures between the cotton and the decor fabrics. It also places a sturdier fabric where it will get the most use on the handle and the bottom.
On the inside is Amy Butler fabric and my pockets. Lots of pockets, 5 in total, one for my pen, one each for glasses and sunglasses, a misc pocket for my little notebook and a pouch and one catch all pocket that I put my key into.
I love, love, love the way this came out. It makes me smile! How about you? How’s that for a fun gi?