Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lunchbag from Orphan Strings

Since the girls found a pattern for lunchbags last week with a drawstring lining, I had pondered making one from orphan blocks.  I just happened to find a stack of string blocks while cleaning up today and decided to put them to use for the new school year which is just 13 days away.

After choosing four blocks with blue and green and four more with purple and blue, I substituted the resulting 12.5 inch blocks for the canvas specified in the pattern found here.  Instead of turning under the top edge, I added a binding.  Now I just need to pick up something to use for handles and insert some cording or ribbon for the drawstring.  I definitely see a few more of these in my future.  I am happy to have found another use for a few of my orphan blocks.  

6 comments:

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Those are really nice. I may have to make a few for teacher gifts. Love the idea of using orphan blocks. What's the name of the pretty coordinating fabric with polkadot?

Sarah said...

These are great. Love the fabric!

Kat Scribner said...

Those are great bags! especially in purple. I wonder if it would work to also add some insulbrite??

Terri said...

Sorry I read these last two in the wrong order... here's the instructions! Thank you.
Hugs

Kate said...

Very cute! I really like the purple one.

Lynne said...

That turned out well. Another use for scraps... Sameliasmum blog is also having fifty two weeks of scraps challenge you may want to have a look at. It comes out on Monday morning, eastern Australian time.