Sunday, May 2, 2010
I actually made this tote first, before the selvage tote. I based the selvage tote on this pattern but the selvage tote is larger because I started with 9" squares on the selvage tote. I quilted this fabric with fusible fleece and it was my favorite bag until I made the selvage bag.
I've pieced so many quilts but recently decided to learn the back-basting method of applique and I'm so glad that I did. I've got 5-6 applique quilts in the works right now but this is my first finished piece. It's a mini and it was hand-quilted by a friend, Sharron B. She did a wonderful job.
And here's a closeup.
I love this bag! I've been collecting selvages for awhile for a quilt, but then I decided to make a bag instead. I really wish that I had started collecting the selvages years ago. I know I've thrown away so many wonderful selvages. Several people have started collecting for me, so I hope my collection will continue to grow so that I can make more of these bags. I'd like to make smaller one.
Here's a view of the bottom of the bag and the gussets on the sides.