There are no crocuses in my yard yet, but my daffodils are about 6 inches tall where the snow has melted around the foundation. I am so ready for spring.
My quilt group scheduled a workshop for this carry bag in January, so I sewed the strips together ahead of time and decided I would go no further until the workshop. The workshop got canceled--several times--because of snow, and we finally had it this past Wednesday.
Sewing the strips on was probably the fastest part. The finishing details, like hemming the edges and so forth, seemed like they took forever, but I finally finished it this evening. I used a Moda jelly roll for the strips, and because I liked how they looked in the roll, I pretty much peeled them right off the roll and sewed them onto the batting in the same order. I really like this.
The idea is that you can lay the bag out flat, pile your quilts on it, then draw up the ends of the bag with the cording and velcro the top shut for travel. The bag is fairly large, and since I make a lot of big quilts, I think it will work out pretty well.
Credit where credit is due: "Quilt Carry Bag", from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott