For both bags I used 2.5" squares from my stash and laid them out in 5 rows of 4 squares.
I lined both with the same pale pastels striped fabric and used a bright pink with turquoise dots for the handles. Both bags had squares of both fabrics in them so it did match up.
The bags finish at 7.5" x 9.5". I appliqued Niamh's name on the front of her bag.
Here they are:
I hope both little girls will enjoy carrying their treasures around in them.
It is so useful having a stash of squares on hand - an idea I got from Bonnie Hunter's blog.
Whenever I finish a project or I am just left with a small piece of fabric after I have been cutting out I cut it into useful sizes for my scraps stash:
These are the sizes I always cut scraps into:
2", 2.5", 3", 4.5"
1.25", 1.5", 2", 2.5"
Small scraps are put into my Crumb blocks tin.
Uneven shaped strips are kept in a bag ready to be used in Strip quilts.
So you see, nothing is wasted!