I carried my camera and the Traveling Doll Quilt in this tote bag on the trip across the United States. The tote came stamped with white printing from a Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Conference a relative attended.
I liked the size of the black canvas bag, and so sad to say…I didn’t want to rep (represent) the MIM Industry. I found a fabric store in Reading, Pennsylvania and picked out several Bali fat quarters, a hexagon pattern, a glue stick, hand quilting thread, and embroidery floss. I washed the fabric in the hotel tub and let it dry over night (my family was so happy to have fabric hanging all around the bathroom…Ha…not). Then, I cut the pieces out and hand pieced these blocks together.
Once the hexagon patches were together, I used the water soluble glue stick to hold the fabric in place and tacked the hexagons down with a buttonhole stitch.
Yep, that’s upcycling in the craft world.
Have a good day!