Earlier this summer, I received an email from the Modern Quilters Ireland leaders about participating in a Summer Swap. I’ve only been a member for a year, and this was my first chance to participate.
After receiving my partner, I decided to make Noodlehead’s Poolside Tote pattern.
The pattern doesn’t call for any sort of patchwork, but considering this is a quilting group, I decided to add some patchwork to the pocket.
I downloaded Piece By Number’s Circle of Geese paper pieced pattern and used our scanner/copier/printer to shrink it down 50% so I could end up with a finished 6″ block.
I love my rainbows, so I created what I like to call a color wheeled Circle of Geese.
Using the measurements provided, I added the background fabric to make the pocket panel.
Preview of the finished bag:
Today I finished the bag! I’m really pleased with how it turned out! I’m going to have a hard time giving it to my partner!