|Part of a winning quilt in Redding, CA|
Totally enjoyed collecting row patterns, seeing the quilts completed (most shops already had a winner--less than 1 month into the challenge!), and buying license plates.
Yikes! After only a moderate amount of shop-hopping, I am awash in license plates. What to do with them all...?
Well, it just so happens that the friendly folk at Row by Row Headquarters provided a free handy tote bag pattern--and I think it will be the perfect canvas for displaying my license plates.
When last I blogged about bag-sewing, I showed the fabrics I was considering for this tote. Fortunately, Sweetie talked me into the less is more camp; I maybe have a tendency to overdo it on the funky fabric mixing.
Finished: basic tote bag
I am delighted with the handles--which I lined with a polka dot grosgrain ribbon (leftover from my wedding last summer). The license plate fabric was used for the outside pocket: cute & packs a graphic punch.
For now, I have just pinned a couple of the license plates in place. I mean, I don't know how many more plates I might need to make room for, right?
Happy to have another finished project. Eagle eyes will note that this is not one of the UFO/WIPs I listed on my goal check-in--because it was done when I made the list.
Linking up with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday, being hosted this week on Quilt Matters.
Stash accounting: used 1 1/4 yards of fabric