Not too long ago, I agreed to a “Pay it Forward” deal where you accept a surprise handmade gift from someone and in turn, you make handmade gifts for 5 people over the course of the year. They in turn make gifts for 5 more people and so on. My Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild friend, Laura, was the first to jump at the chance to join in so I decided to make her gift first! Plus, I knew what I wanted to make so that made it easy. Laura likes to knit as much as she likes to sew. I have an adorable alphabet panel, originally from Sew Me A Song (I think they might be sold out?). I fussy cut it for the center of the bag along with a couple of phrases from a Japanese text print. I constructed the front of the bag with a “quilt as you go” method. The full tutorial can be found on the Therm O Web blog today.
This makes me chuckle. I picture Laura busily knitting and saying “Mother is busy” to her toddler (not really of course…that’s what makes me laugh). It was fun to make. I always welcome a chance to fussy cut.