It's been raining most of the day, and my husband is at work all day too, so I've been sewing again! This fabric was a fat quarter bundle in my stash, (bought last year from Sew and So's) that I teamed up with some pretty cream print that I bought on Saturday from Quilters Haven. The pattern is "På Quiltelaup" by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa. I made a pocket panel is made inserted into the lining, using up some of the left over scraps from the outer part of the bag. I changed my mind about the lacey zipper, as I decided it was far to pretty to be hidden inside the bag! But I've got a cunning plan about using that tomorrow...
...this bag is great for using up FQ's as you can see with these two pictures, each side looks different. I used the same fabric for the straps that I used for the lining. I really love the scrappy look to this one...
...well it finally stopped raining long enough to take some photographs. I used some leftover strips of fabric to make a key holder, and added a large blue floral button to each side of the bag to keep those prairie points in place...
...this is much more subtle than the other tote bags I've made recently. I love the linen fabric that was in this bundle, and one is a "waffle" type fabric which has a wonderful texture to it. There are lots of small pieces of fabric left over, probably enough to make a couple of cosmetic bags, and I'll be able to use that pretty lacey zipper too!
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