Last week, in the midst of all the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival emails, I finished this tote up for myself on my birthday! I had been working on the panels here and there while other projects came and went the few weeks prior.

BTW – Today is the last day to vote here and here! There’s been a good turn out for voting – Thanks for taking the time!

I was inspired by Penny and her tote, but of course had to make it my own.

That’s the beauty of this type of work, each piece is as different as the scraps in your bin.

I’ve been using the bag for a week now, of course it’s full of receipts, and coupons, but the pocket is one of my favorite parts!

It measures about 15″ x 12″

I quilted it as I went, adding scraps to batting, and quilting each piece individually. Penny did a quilt-along if you want more info. Really it’s just a ton of fun, and a great use of favorite scraps!

It makes me smile every time I pick it up to run to school or the grocery store – perfect!

Hope you are having a great day –