Back at the end of July, Afton over at Quilting Mod issued a challenge...
To the first few people who commented on her post, she would send 12 fat eighths of Art Gallery Fabrics Round Elements.
In return, those accepting the challenge were to create a finished work that included at least some of the fabric and write a post about it between Oct. 1st and 7th when she would have a link up for everyone to show off the items they’d made.
As I mentioned in my newsletter, I love a good challenge!
Are you ready to see what I’ve created?
First, let me show you a photo of the fabrics I received:
You can read about the fun extras she sent along with the fabrics in my post Quilting Mod Challenge Accepted. As you can see, I had lots of pretty fabrics to inspire me.
The project I’m sharing today started with the fabric in the collection called Serene Tide. (There are more projects to come over the next week.)
What do see when you look at that fabric?
White circles on a dark blue background, right? (It may look black in the photo above.)
That’s what I saw at first too, but the longer I looked at the fabric, the more something spooky began to emerge!
Making what I was imagining come to life would mean a trip to the dollar store here in our little town but first I’d need to sew up a simple tote bag.
A quick rummage through my fabric dresser turned up two large scraps of dark blue with white pin dots.
This is the front of the tote:
I used the reverse print called Pebble Shadows for the back of the tote.
I love the way it turned out!
In fact, if I hadn’t already decided that those circles needed something extra, it would be a lovely library book tote or another take-a-long project bag.
To see how the addition of a dollar store craft item transformed the tote into a Spooky Trick or Treat bag click through to the next page!