November at our Parkinson's Support Group meeting, we have our Christmas celebration. It starts with a "Potluck" dinner. After that we have an auction of all the things members have brought in. Each year I have made the things that I donated. It started with a set of placemats. Then for several years I made a lap quilt. This year I made this tote bag using fabric from the Moda collection called "Forever Green". Beautiful fabric! I still have a lot left from projects that I made last year.
On the inside I added pockets and a loop for attaching a key ring. The clip part looked a little lost so a took a few of the smallest scraps and made a little nine-patch quilt block to add to the key ring. The finished size is approxmiately 2 1/4" x 2 1/4". It was a fun little project that took just minutes.
In addition to the tote, I made a table runner. I love doing things with color and love doing things that create an illusion. When I saw a table runner on Pinterest that fit both, I immediately fell in love with it and had to see what I could do with the design. The result is below. I love the way the red fabric creates the illusion of a printed ribbon being attached to the green (maybe a green wall). The design is made with half square triangles and a few squares. The finished size of the squares were 3 1/2". T he over all measurement is 19" x 40".