Here is a bunch of strips sewn together. I started using tape to keep them straight as the middle was beginning to bow a bit! The tape worked well so will be using that again.
Here is the bag with the sides sewn together and a pleat in the bottom so that there is some depth to the bag. I trimmed off all the extra as the strips were all different lengths.
Here I have added the band around the top. The instructions were not very good on the pattern for how to join the band but I winged it and it is okay.
I decided to just use two more of the strips as the handles and that worked just fine although I will put an additional row of stitching the next time I do it. It measures about 18 x 18 and is about 6 inches deep. That is bigger than the pattern shows but she had you cut it down more which seemed like a waste to me. It stands up by itself but is a little beefy! I may do another one as it did substantially decrease my stash of the strips of batting!! You can actually see a little drop in the bag of brown strips as well!
Making progress on the Passacaglia quilt as well. Working on the next rosette now. Not sure just how much I will do or how I would fill in areas.
I finished a couple of baby quilt tops with strips I had cut out some time ago but had to supplement them. They are tops in the these pictures but I basted and machine quilted them today. Still have a little to go with some free hand quilting on this one.
It took a couple of afternoons to iron all that fabric! I also over-dyed the very green looking black with green. A couple in the gradation of grays were okay so didn't dye them all. Realized after the fact that I had done a gradation of the new blue a couple of months ago so may overdye that blue as well at some point.