April OMG 2017 Update

My goal for April was to make eco-friendly shopping bags.

I thought it would be fun to incorporate some orphan blocks into the project.

Shopping Bags

I used scrap denim and some quilting blocks for the above shopping bags.  I wish I would have thought to take the time to quilt the blocks, but I like the bags anyway. 

Shopping Bag

I may have to give this bag to someone with a small child.  At least I remembered to add some quilting to the bag.  Ha, ha!

Shopping Bag

The last bag features a hand-painted orphan block.  It was a fun little sample to learn some fabric painting techniques, and I am happy to have found a way to use the block!

These bags are durable, can be washed, and used over and over.  They are eco-friendly and more fun to use than plastic grocery sacks!

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.

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10 responses to “April OMG 2017 Update

  1. What a wonderful new life for these blocks!

  2. Oh I like your bags! Love all of the colors. I have never been successful making the bags, and small things guess I am not that interested but I sure do enjoy looking at others work!

  3. These bags are fun! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  4. Great idea, Laura! They look wonderful.

  5. Nice use of orphan blocks! I have a few, so will keep this in mind. Like, put it on a list for next year!

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