Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Tote Bag

I've been on a tote bag kick lately. I made this one completely out of Jo Morton fabrics from my stash. The two large outside front pockets are made from the 8 pointed stars that I hand pieced at our quilt show earlier this month. I blogged about them in this post ~ and I actually did get to finish the project that I had in mind this month :)

The reverse side has another large pocket

...with a zipper! This is a feature that I wanted to try to incorporate, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

These are the inside pockets (a must), and the bag bottom that I made out of a piece of tag board that I covered with coordinating fabric.

And I found these cool reproduction vintage buttons at our quilt show from Piecing the Past. I didn't see them on their website, but if you contact Donna, I'm sure she can set you up with them.

I think this is my new favorite tote, mainly because the Jo Morton fabrics are so "me". It turns out that Heather is going to Quilt Market with me tomorrow, so I gave her my Batik Rectangles Tote from my last blog post for her to carry. I'll catch you up when we get back from Minneapolis, and I'm sure I'll be able to find some neat little things there for a giveaway or two!

Shameless plug alert: Don't forget to go on over to the Project Quilting blog and vote for my tote bag, it could use some love ~ and you'll be entered in the giveaway :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Vicki said...

Love it! It has turned out really lovely :) I love the button and the blocks on the front look good :)

Miriam said...

Love your new tote bag!!
Have fun at quilt market.