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To-Do Tuesday 2-16-16 | Starting The Window Shopper Tote

Happy Tuesday! How did your week go? I finished my last quilt and wrote a Finished Friday post too. I feel like this year is already going so differently from last. I am able to focus a lot more on my sewing, and that makes me feel so joyful!

Pattern pieces cut out and interfaced.
Pattern pieces cut out and interfaced.

When I wrote last week’s To-Do list I was hopeful that I would be able to choose my fabrics for the February Bag Of The Month Club, The Window Shopper by Mrs. H. I chose to use the Melody Miller Black & White Typewriters from the Black & White line by Cotton + Steel for the outer fabric. The lining of the bag is the grey Newsprint fabric from the Cottage Garden line by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake. I am using the Making Waves print in Ink from Tula Pink’s True Colors line as the accent and pocket fabric. I will be using black faux leather/vinyl for the bottom and gussets, as well as the straps.

Back Outer Panel
Back Outer Panel

I had extra time so I cut out the pattern pieces and attached interfacings. I didn’t have much time to work on the bag, but did manage to put a zippered pocket on the back main panel. This bag is going to be bigger than I expected. I was worried about the size being too large, but since it is designed to be a shopping tote bag, I think the size will be great for that purpose. I am changing the pattern up a bit, to make it fit my preferences in a bag. I will talk about them more when the bag is finished.

On another note, Jennifer, The Inquiring Quilter, is going to be hosting a Quilt Along with her new pattern, Stepping Stones. I loved the scrappy version of this quilt the moment I saw it. I have a specific person in mind for this quilt, so I am excited to start participating. The timing is just right for me as the quilt along begins in mid-March. I will no longer be working at that time so I will have availability for adding sewing projects to my list. If you would like to see the schedule and/or get more information about the quilt along click the button below:

Stepping Stones Quilt Along

This week my goals are to finish the Window Shopper Tote. What about you? Do you have any specific things you would like to accomplish this week?

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Assemble and finish Window Shopper Tote

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4 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 2-16-16 | Starting The Window Shopper Tote

    1. I am very excited for your QAL! I am planning on trying to make two quilts at the same time. I think it’s going to be great fun and I am so glad you are hosting this. Thanks!!


  1. I’m just going to be in awe of you all year long with your beautiful construction of your bags! A friend gave me a Bendy Bag for Christmas, and yesterday my daughter’s makeup bag she carries in her purse ripped. I offered her the Bendy bag – even tho I was using it. It was made with an orange print – which she loved and the makeup fit perfectly – her words! So … might have to be making a little bag myself.

    I’m tempted to join in Jennifer’s QAL, I’ll have to see how I do on the Facets QAL before joining another. Have a great week!


    1. Aw, thanks! I really feel like I’m finding my happy place sewing up all these bags! It’s nice that I seem to have found a rhythm between making bags and finishing my quilts though. I really love to do both. I’ve never seen the Bendy Bag before. What a unique pattern! Are you going to be making that one again or will you find another pattern to try when you make your bag?


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