Our Modern Quilt Guild had a summer challenge with a target completion date of our September meeting. We all swapped scraps of batik fabric and we were tasked to make a bag out of them. Now we were allowed to add other fabrics and the bag could be any type. I decided to make a tote bag since it is one of the easiest ones to make.
I used a pattern from Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, Issue 1, 2013. You can also find them on Facebook. I liked that it was a modern design. Now the pattern called for horizontal strips and the back side was solid fabric. Since I had batiks that didn’t all really go together, I decided to make the tote with batik strips on both sides. I also made mine with vertical strips.
The tote has no pockets and no zippers (easy peazy). I just love it.