Over the Easter holidays I've been really busy getting lots of projects completed - and this is my favourite bag so far!! I bought this fat quarter bundle of brown batiks from the Festival of Quilts in 2011 so it was about time I finally used them! My original plan was to use them for a runner, but I decided I really wanted to make another tote bag. I used one of my AnnAKa patterns for this tote bag, called "På Quiltelaup".....
.....I used a variegated brown King Tut quilting thread, shade 992 for the quilting and I used a plain brown Mettler quilting thread shade 712 for stitching the sides and bottom together. I sewed extra rows of quilting on the handles too, as I think this gives the handles a nice ribbed effect (I also did this on this version of "På Quiltelaup").....
.....I used the pattern from Elizabeth Hartman for the pockets in the lining, and I really like this method of sewing pockets. Oh and yes, of course I added a key holder too - and one of my "quiltystuff" labels - well, you never know if someone asks where it was bought from hehe!!.....
.....and here we have the finished bag - again, both the front and the back of the bag look different as they were made with different batiks. Here is the front, with this pretty floral pattern.....
.....and here is the back, with a geometric pattern. I just need to get some large brown buttons to sew onto the prairie points as I didn't have any quite large enough in my stash!!
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