It's been a productive week here in the Cotton Cellar. And why not, since it's SO COLD outside, I might as well hibernate and get some work done, right?
I pieced four more "Paint Box" Baby quilt tops, three brights, and one pastel.
But I needed a tote bag to keep it in...
A great use for all those selvages, don't you think?
I used white duck cloth for the foundation, fusible fleece for the batting, then stitched the selvages down using this technique from Elizabeth Hartman.
I didn't use a lining, simply turned the top edge down and top-stitched it in place. I zigzaged all the raw edges to secure the threads. Boxed the lower corners just a little, then added webbing handles, and done! My custom, hand-made extension table now has a safe and sturdy carry case!
Now I need to quilt those four Paint Box quilts... while it's still too cold to go outdoors...