I LOVE fussy cutting so I was really excited when I saw the Project QUILTING Fussy Cut Challenge Trish came up with. Once again – I had TOO MANY ideas going through my head and I had to narrow it down to something cool but doable. Participation in Project QUILTING has exploded this year which is SO AWESOME but it also means I have a lot more work “behind the scenes” each week which then leads to a smaller project.
I recently discovered this book “Houses, Houses, Houses!” by Yoko Saito and as I was browsing through it I saw a super cute bag that I knew I would make. I had the perfect fabric that I could fussy cut to achieve a similar look to the pattern but also save me TONS of time.
And here it is – my Tiny House Artsy Tote!
I also pulled out my new-to-me Sashiko BabyLock machine to figure out how it works. Well – it’s super cool and before I knew it I had my entire project stitched Sashiko style. This machine uses ONE THREAD – from the bottom, no thread comes through the top … it’s mind blowing!
I’m really horrible at quilting anything straight so my strategy is to purposed stitch non-straight lines for added interest.
This bag didn’t take me much time at all so before I knew it I had my Project QUILTING Fussy Cut piece done. I’m looking forward to working through some more projects from this book … she even has patterns to make bags shaped like houses!
Like the wood handles I used on my bag? I have a few for sale now in my online shop.
Everything is lovely in your bag! Cute little house, beautiful quilting thread, and nice handles. Well done!
The Joyful Quilter says
Enjoy your new artsy tote, Kim!!
So cute! And I do love the wood handles.
Danette Stankovich says
Such a lovely tote! I have one of Yoko Saito’s books, but the projects look very time-consuming to me and as a result I have not made one. I’ll have to look at them better since yours was completed quickly.