In my list of resolutions this year, I had a goal to better utilize my book stash. I made another project out of Rashida's Zakka Style book. You can see more of them under my 52 projects tab.
I decided I wanted to use Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush and Amanda Jean's zig-zag style using rectangles. The effect is a a zig-zag of scrappiness.
The front and back have an irregular quilting pattern echoing the zig-zags. I made a slightly larger pocket of additional Innocent Crush to accommodate my cell phone and wallet. I see some books going into this bag during our weekly Saturday trips to the public library.
I used only batting for the body of the tote, what was on hand, and added batting and light Pellon interfacing to the handle. I was not unhappy about the results. Most measurements are the same as the book.
If anyone is wondering, the linen used is Essex linen in natural. There is a 55/45 ratio of cotton to linen which makes it soft and unwrinkled out of the dryer. A quick press with steam and it is ready to use for your project. It also seems to be a good match to Far Far Away 2 and 3.
Hanging out with Megan at Modern Mondays.