I think it's some sort of compulsive disorder.
Last night I pulled out this pattern.
I was inspired by this bag -- it's the size of a handbag-- not a tote bag--but I thought it would work with the current star blocks I have been making.
I find my inspiration pieces very interesting because what I make never turns out to look a thing like what I was inspired by.
This bag is no exception.
The front and back are two different stars:
It doesn't look a thing like that pattern, does it? LOL.
Here is the lining:
I sewed little loops on the ends to attach the shoulder bag strap:
I think this bag makes a perfect gift bag, too.
Here is the runner whose scraps I used for the bag:
Don't you think that bag would be perfect as a gift bag for the runner?
I thought it would, so I rolled the runner in some tissue paper:
Then stuck it into the bag and fluffed up the tissue paper.
I would attach the gift tag to the loop on the side. The handbag handle is inside the bag.
I am pretty happy with this bag. It's not perfect, but it's a start.
The only thing I needed the pattern for was the bottom piece. I used the front pattern piece to size up the block (I added the striped fabric to make it the correct size) so that the bottom piece would fit.
I think I may be making more handbags. Next time I will make a top that closes because I like my handbag to zip shut.
So far I have made 4 stars from those scraps and I still have some left. I think I probably have enough left for another 2 or 3 star blocks. I am not yet sure what I will do with the rest of the blocks, but you can be assured I will show you as soon as I make something from them.