I contacted the Sisters to ask them what their favorite colors were. Sister Copling said she liked purple and green and Sister Sema gave me a unique combination: coral, navy, and gold. I did my best with what I had in my stash. I made them both 241 totes (pattern by Anna Graham of Noodlehead) and pillowcases.
Here's what I made for Sister Copling:
I will admit it was a bit difficult to use some of my favorite Echino fabrics from my stash for the totes but I am really proud of the fabric combinations and had a lot of fun with this pattern. I went the extra mile with making adjustable straps- I had no idea if they'd prefer to wear the bags across their body or on their shoulder. Now they have a choice. I used this YouTube video by Sara Lawson to help me understand how to correctly install the purse hardware.
I have now surpassed using 100 yards from my stash in 2015. Special blog post coming on that topic.
Total stash fabric used in this post: 5.5 yards
Total stash fabric used since 1/1/15: 98.25 yards
Total stash fabric used to date: 103.75 yards