Way back in 2009, when we were living overseas, I made the simple hourglass quilt blocks from a charm square pack (by one of my favourite designers - Kaffe Fasset) and a piece of variegated batik fabric. Then they languished as an UFO for four years simply because I couldn't think of what to do with them.
Then, just a few weeks ago, in January 2014, inspiration struck! It really was a lightning bolt moment for me. What, I wondered would happen if I were to sew the blocks into three panels, could I make a bag from it? Of course I could!
After the panels were assembled, I fused my three year old piece of lamifix to the sewn panels and made up the outer part of the bag.
Obviously, using all 40 hourglass blocks would have made a bag that was too large, so I lined the spares to make the internal pockets. One small pocket for the tape measure and wool needles.
A couple of pieces of elastic out of the drawer for keeping the extra needles which are sometimes required....
A second larger pocket for the pattern and my notebook
The lining, wadding, thread, elastic, bag feet and handles all came out of my stash. This was truly a "stashbuster" project. I also love that I was able to cross one project of my extensive list of UnFinished Objects.
Very happy :)