My friend Sue is going on a very special holiday, and asked if I could make a tote bag for her to take with her, using these beautiful batiks that were left over from a quilt that she'd made. Well as you know I love batiks and I love making bags, so putting the two together and I said yes straight away. She had already chosen the pattern "På Quiltelaup" by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa. Well I was in batik-heaven sewing with these beautiful fabrics. I made a pocket panel using some of the smaller scraps, and a fuchsia pink zipper that matched perfectly. This panel is based on a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman...
...I used a YLI variegated thread "Great Barrier Reef" for the quilting. The lining fabric (one of my favourite colours!) was also left-over from Sue's quilt. It's great making super projects without having to buy anything new! I added a couple of scraps from my batik box - orange, turquoise and and of course lime green for some of the Prarie Points, and added a red button as the final embellishment...
...I hope Sue likes this as much as I do! I really enjoyed making this for her, and hope she gets as much enjoyment out of using it as I did making it!
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