Monday, October 21, 2013

AMH patchwork tote

AMH fabric, patchwork bag
Remember that I told you I had one more thing that I entered into the Deerfield Fair?  Something that had not been on my blog yet?  Well, this little patchwork tote is it  :)

patchwork bag on a rock

I used my AMH Innocent Crush fabrics for the exterior, so it matches my Triple Zip Pouch.  I made this to be a matching set on purpose, but only now that it is dark and I am sitting down to my computer am I realizing that I didn't get a picture of the two together.  {sigh}

You will just have to take my word for it that they make a cute couple :)

close up of quilted bag on rock

The pattern I used is one I have made several times, sometimes patchwork and sometimes with a solid exterior fabric.  You can check out my other totes here, here, and here.

bag lining

The lining is AMH feathers from Field Study - I am so in love with this print :)

quilted bag on rock

I made the tote mostly to see how long it would take.  That's a good reason, right?  :)

Right about now, curiosity is getting the better of you, isn't it?  You're dying to know.  I can tell.  ;)Okay, okay, I'll tell you - once the fabrics were cut, it took me six hours to completely finish the bag. 

My seam ripper saw some action during the making of this bag.  Silly me thought I didn't need to read the instructions because I've made this a time or two already.  It is doubtful that I learned anything from this experience.  {read instructions? and waste good sewing time?}

I'm linking up to You Flew Tuesday, Freemotion by the River and Fabric Tuesday!


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful bag and the fabrics are so neat! I seem to always need to keep my seam ripper close by too.
Thanks for sharing.
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Sewing Mom said...

What a fun tote! perfect for the season!

Heather Feather said...

That's a gorgeous bag! I love the color combination!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A beautiful bag, Allison and combined with the Triple Zip Pouch, would make a fabulous set.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Love the tote Allison -- the patchwork is beautiful with that fabric and the handles are neat! Gotta have me one !

Wendy said...

such a lovely bag. And yes, making something to see how long it takes is a valid reason!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I've featured your patchwork bag today...