Friday, December 28, 2007

An orphan, now a bag!


What became an orphan block, has resulted in a tote bag. This block was first intended to become a jacket but ended up in my orphan bin instead. Also in the bin, was a pack of rail fence blocks and I just cut them up into 1-1/2” strips. Only the portion of the trees (see the blocked out area) was used for the bag and the remainder will be made into something else one day …. perhaps another tote bag.

This bag made its’ way to Peg in Australia for our SSCS.

So, take another look in your orphan bin and see if any blocks can be made into a tote bag.

Have a great day!

29 comments:

Bren said...

The bag is GORGEOUS!! Oh my gosh I just love it. Definitely another bag with the remaining orphan blocks!

Linda said...

What a great bag, I saw it on Peg's blog and thought it was wonderful.

Quilt Pixie said...

It turned out lovely! And now you get to see those beautifully pieced trees instead of having them tucked away... :-)

Vicki W said...

Those blocks made up into a perfect bag!

Allison said...

Oh that's fabulous - love the idea of turning a block into a bag when it will never become a quilt!

Kim said...

This orphan found a perfect home where it will be loved and admired for years to come! Very well done!

Penny said...

That bag is really lovely.

Judith said...

I just love that bag, you can make another one and send it here ;-)

Marcie said...

Really wonderful bag! I bet you feel good using up stuff too! Nice going!

CONNIE W said...

Very clever and very cool!

Elaine Adair said...

What a delightful and friendly bag. Great use of orphan blocks, lovely colors.

hetty said...

What a beautiful bag!! Great use of orphan blocks.

Happy In Quilting said...

Well the orphan has a new home and will be very well looked after, always filled with quilting treats, love the bag.....Peg

Ali Honey said...

I love the bag and Quilt Pixie is right. Bags often get seen far more than quilts do as they leave the house and parade around on someone's arm. So the trees will certainly be noticed. That's a very good idea!
Happy 2008.

atet said...

Love that orphan bag -- what a great way to use that block! I'm also in love with your SSCS wall hanging, oh what fun! Hope your holidays were merry and bright and full of warmth and laughter!

Juliann in WA said...

What a beautiful bag. I love those trees.

Guðrún said...

It is beautiful, I had seen it on Donna´s blog and admired it there.

loulee1 said...

What a great bag. Excellent use of an orphan, I'll have to remember that one.

Kathy said...

That is a great bag. And a good idea for using orphan blocks. Thanks for sharing

quiltteacher said...

Love the bag, and the trees
you planted on its front. Paper pieced?

corry said...

That's a great way to use orphan blocks! The bag is beautiful Rose Marie!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

You never cease to amaze me. These are great. And from your orphan bag no less.

You're just plain cool!!!

Danetta said...

Happy New Year to you. I love seeing all of the projects you come up with. You are quite an inspiration to people like me who are just getting started.

jillquilts said...

That is really great!!! I love the bag! And what an ingenious way to use a UFO!

Catherine said...

What a fabulous bag! Great idea for using an orphan block!!

Sarah Jayne said...

What a great way to use up your block. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

What a terrific use of an orphan block! I'm sure Peg was pleased to received the wonderful tote bag. I'd like to have you here to give my orphans a second look. VBG

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Oh the bag is just lovely. WHat a great way to give an orphan a home!!

Saying hi from over in BC!

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