Ah, I love a long weekend. I had a delightful afternoon making totebags. I made four bags! They are so quick and easy to sew. I found a tote bag tutorial online at Skip to my Lou.
Here's a chance to use some of those fun fabrics in your stash.
I made this applique piece years ago when I took a class with Becky Goldsmith of Piece o' Cake fame. I've had this block kicking around for all that time. Recently I added the running stitch embellishment. I backed the block with quilt batt to give it a little more body, but I did not use any batting or interfacing on the other bags.
A lovely soft yellow Fig Tree fabric.
I've had this Australian piece of fabric for a long time, too. So cute!
My quilt group is having an end of the season ice cream social and auction tomorrow. I plan on bringing a couple of these bags for the auction. Generally, we just bring in stuff we no longer want and someone else buys it and the proceeds go to the chapter. Last year I brought home some real goodies. I'll report back later on what I bought.
Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend!