I needed a new purse as mine was not large enough to carry all the things I wanted to carry. I never am able to find one that I really like that fits my needs so I started looking for one that I could make. I never realized that there are so many purses and totes out there! I finally ran across a really cute tote that hit my fancy.
It was posted in the Facebook group Ozark Fabric and other Fun Stuff! by Yvonne Ginter Thompson. I asked where she got the pattern, and it ended up being a designer I already followed, Gudrun Erla of G.E. Designs. The book was called Fast & Furious quilting as you go and the pattern is Strip to the Beach Bag.
So, I ordered the book and started looking for the fabric I wanted to use. I loved the orange batiks that were used for the one I found. But I didn't want to copy hers and that wasn't something I had in my stash so I thought I might do it in reds. I picked reds from my stash, but that didn't pop like the oranges did. Then Ozark Fabric had a new Riley Black design for sale called "snug as a bug" and that caught my attention.
So, I am going to try Gudrun's quilt as you go method! Visit Barbara over at Cat Patches and see what others have started this month. Happy quilting everyone!