Weekend Progress: Teal bottled rainbow block and a simple handmade bag

This weekend, I finally got into the Bottled Rainbows quilt. My progress–I cut all 16 Neutral Kona blocks and finished the teal block (with batting) using a quilt as you go method.

Teal Bottled Rainbow

I can already tell that I’m going to enjoy this much more than quilting a large piece all at once, because it’s so much easier to maneuver. And there’s a great sense of accomplishment in seeing a glimpse of the finished quilt!

Teal Bottled Rainbow #2

I also whipped up this reversible bag from items in my stash (fabric, purse handles and trim are things I’ve had for at least a year), and it’s going to be a contribution to a silent auction held at my church in a couple weekends.

A simple bird purse

My favorite part–the polka dot lime trim on the inside pocket. And those fun handles, although they seriously make me want to lay on a beach somewhere.

Spring bag, reversible

Linking up to the Stash Project of the Month at Clover and Violet!

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I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!