French Braid patchwork technique in "Mistletoe Lane" by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda.
I cut each 2.5-inch strip from the jelly-roll in half and alternated dark and light until I had a piece of patchwork about 27-inches wide and a yard long, after trimming. I used about half of the jelly-roll, or 46 2.5 x 22-inch strips of fabric.
I made a tote front from half of the patchwork, and a standard-size pillow sham from the rest. I machine quilted the sham using my new Sew Steady table made especially for my old Jenome machine, a teflon mat, and top-feed, quilting foot.
Patchwork tote in "Mistletoe Lane" by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda
Patchwork sham in "Mistletoe Lane" by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda
Three-inch, tiny tote made with indigo dyed fabric by Kokka of JapanI couldn't resist pulling up the tiny totes how-to to make favors for a holiday party. I used indigo-dyed fabric by Kokka imported from Japan for this cutie. The finished tote measures 3-inches square and makes a nice holiday ornament, or gift-card holder, or a great doll tote.
Microwave mitts made with "Garden Project" fabric designed by Tim & Beck for ModaI also made these handy gifts: insulated mitts to use in the microwave. The how-to make these mitts is at "Microwave bowl mitts".