front with scarf
back with scarf
I wanted to make something special to put the scarf I just made for my daughter in before I mail it to her and found this great tutorial at A Quilting Life (thanks Sherri!!). Instead of making one, I figured it would be just as easy to make two at one time so I'd have an extra for myself or to use for another gift. They are really easy to do and I know that I'll be making more (finished size is 7 1/2"wide x 8 1/2" tall x 3" deep). I made the outside of the bags using fabric left over from the scarf; and the inside fabric (bottom photo) is Fandango by Kate Spain for Moda...got it on clearance at one of my LQS. I did stitch-in-the-ditch quilting for the patchwork fronts. The back on one is quilted on an angle (third picture) and the other is straight line quilting. The ties are twill tape cotton ribbon from Stampin' Up (on clearance as well) from my paper crafting stash.