I have a pretty awesome dad. Among others we share two strong interests: Michigan football and music. As always though I procrastinated on a father's day gift. When my mom mentioned that he had been carrying his lunch to work in a lunch box in a dollar store lunch bag that had been used so many times the Velcro had worn out and he was using a rubberband to hold it shut, I knew that I would make him a new lunch bag.
I did a little research and found out about Instul-bright, an insulated batting. Luckily my local Joann's had some in stock.
Using some navy and gold solids and some yellow prints from my stash I made this...
It's been a long time in the making.and honestly it has been 90% complete for quite some time. I jus couldnt get motivated to sew on the last little bit of binding. But I finally sucked it up and got it done. I used the free pattern Folk Dance from Anna Maria Horner. You can find this pattern on her website. http://www.annamariahorner.com/make.html
All of the fabrics used are thrifted. With the exception of two that were cut from dresses I already owned. Most of these fabrics were shirts but a couple were skirts, pillow cases, and curtains. The binding was cut from a thrifted shirt and the backing is a thrifted sheet. For the quilting I simply stitched in the ditch which created a nice zigzag pattern on the back. This was also my first experience machine quilting. I borrowed my mom's walking foot which I don't think she has used once since buying it. (She would much rather quilt by hand.)