here. I think she will be adorable with the fabrics and trim. This is an Aunt Martha Iron On transfer that I found at Joanns.
I made pretty good progress throughout the day. This is on a 13" square pc of fabric. I plan on making several different scenes in Redwork Embroidery to incorporate into the quilt. I hope it will tone down and break up some of the bright colors in the Bavarian fabric. I haven't picked a pattern yet, so I am embroidering these onto large squares so that I will have room to cut them down if need be. Plus I hope this project will improve my embroidery skills! Practice, practice, practice.
But what does all this have to do with dogfood? The dogfood bags were my second project I worked on early Saturday morning. I like to take these.....
and turn them into these.....
A 15x5x21" tote bag! I love to use these to pick vegetables out of the garden. They are made out of Dura Weave, so they hold up really well and can get dirty but wash up very easy. These are great for picking beans, corn, squash tomatos etc.... They are very lightweight. Not near as heavy as a bushel basket or some other tote .
I just love the checkerboard handles.
Look at that Bulldogs face. You gotta love him! Most of my bags last two or three summers in the garden. Children love them too and make great summer totes, especially around the swimming pool, beach or sandbox. I like using the large ones for corn and beans. I make smaller ones approx 15x5x15 for tomatoes, squash, etc... I always wash the bags inside and out with Antibacterial soap before I start cutting. I also use a heavy weight thread. I used upholstery thread on the one pictured above. If you would like to make your own bag, I would be happy to share the instructions or write a tutorial for it. Anytime I can reuse or repurpose an item around the farm I go for it!
Now I have alot of bags to cut and some frosting to put on that little dutch cake! I hope you have a quilty kinda day and if you haven't entered my New Blogger Blog Hop giveaway you may do so here.
Linking up with Beth of Plum and June Let's get Acquainted Blog Hop being hosted this week by Heart of Charnwood!