I started out with a variation of the Road to California block. (A hint about where I'm going!) If you want this block in particular, you can find directions here: http://www.blockcentral.com/bom2009-2.shtml
|1. Start with a finished block. Mine is a 10" block, but any size will work. The bigger the block, the bigger the bag! Layer it with batting and backing. Quilt it and bind it.
|2. Bring three corners up to the middle. I chose to bring the yellow corners to the center for balance. Try different corners to find which is best on your block.
|3.Sew the sides of these corners together. It is helpful to turn it inside out to do this. You will have only two seams.
|4. Using the same binding (that you bound the block with) turn the raw edges to the center and press. The length will depend on how much strap you want. Mine is 24", but you may want yours longer. Try it out first!
|5. Fold the binding in half with the raw edges inside and press. Sew along each side. This forms your strap.
Have a wonderful Easter
and I'll be back soon!