I am participating in "The Covert Robin, a mystery gift exchange." It is such a cute idea. You sign up and then you are assigned a secret exchange person. You make a handmade item and then send it off to her. In return a totally different person makes something and sends it to your front door! So much fun! I found out about this cute idea because I follow Clover & Violet. A darling quilting & sewing blog! I was assigned Melle from Feathered Fuffles.
Melle and I have lots in common - she loves sewing and she loves cats!! Here is what I made her. Since she has received it, I can write about it.
Meet my favorite tote bag. (I, myself, don't own one because I seem to make them and give them away!!) The draw-string quilted tote.
This bag begins as a quilt. I pieced it kind of randomly so it would feel bright and colorful.
I love that it is quilted because it stands up by itself without being stiff and it feels soft and cuddly....and bonus - super easy to wash!!