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The first, completed,of a planned range of GO GREEN TOTES!  A  week or so ago my super huge stack of off cuts once again played on my mind!.... how to approach this ever growing stash  ;-/ ?? I decided to pick a  colour...green and take it from there....

The first, completed, of a planned range of ”GO GREEN” TOTES! A week or so ago my super huge stack of off cuts once again played on my mind!…. how to approach this ever growing stash ;-/ ?? I decided to pick a colour…green and take it from there….

First, tip out the bag and see what I had to work with....???? Hmm some sorting I think! ;-)  I eventually set out four colour palettes (one being the completed tote bag) ...then, took full advantage of being alone for a few days, and made the most humongous mess you can ever imagine! LOL!!! There were threads the length and breadth of the ground floor, mainly courtesy of Peppy's paws, even more off cuts smaller than before, but eventually, four sets of crazy patchwork pieces :-) Β 

First, tip out the bag and see what I had to work with….???? Hmm some sorting I think! πŸ˜‰ I eventually set out four colour palettes (one being the completed tote bag) …then, took full advantage of being alone for a few days, and made the most humongous mess you can ever imagine! LOL!!! There were threads the length and breadth of the ground floor, mainly courtesy of Peppy’s paws, even more off cuts smaller than before, but, eventually, four sets of crazy patchwork pieces πŸ™‚

Soooo many hours were spent combing each into workable pieces (shown here in their unfinished state) but more than worth the effort - and many reels of cotton  - to end up with a totally unique crazy patchwork tote!

Soooo many hours were spent combining each into workable pieces – it nearly did send me ”crazy” trying to fit them together (shown hereΒ awaiting their next step) but more than worth the effort – and the many reels of cotton – to end up with a totally unique crazy patchwork tote, not to mention the other three lined up, as my next projects!

Trouble is....now I  have the smaller off cuts to deal with ;-)

Trouble is….now I have the smaller off cuts to deal with πŸ˜‰ I feel a lot of applique Christmas cards are now in order at some point….

Fortunately, as luck would have it, or rather, I worked into the colour scheme fabric from a couple of larger pieces I had so as to complete the back panel, straps and lining with built in multi-pocket too...see below

Fortunately, as luck would have it, or rather, that I boxed clever and worked into the colour scheme fabric from a couple of larger pieces I had so as to complete the back panel, straps and lining with built in multi-pocket too…see below

crazy cool green tote inside

Inside my crazy cool green patchwork tote is just as pretty as the outside πŸ˜‰

Another reason why I keep all my bits and pieces, I think it turned out just fine!! …’sew’ much better than it being in landfill – don’t you think ?? πŸ˜‰

….OH NO!!!!! I can hear the blue off cuts starting to get rowdy in the corner, I have something rather exciting planned for them – maybe they know already…??.. and can’t contain themselves……..LOL πŸ˜€

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