A year ago, I left my favorite traveling tote bag in a cab while in Dallas! I was so angry with myself. Since that trip, I have tried to find a substitute to no avail. I like to carry all my "traveling" essentials in this tote bag: snacks, hand sewing projects, GPS (for rental cars), magazines, and lap top. Anyways, I decided I would make one. Just for me!
I purchased a few yards of a brick red floral print for the body of the bag, a dark brown polka dot for the inter lining and a paisley beige for the binding/edging.
I decided to quilt the tote body to give it some extra softness and warmth (basically, I wanted to girly it up a little).
So this week when I had a moment or two, I worked on drawing and quilting a diamond pattern onto the body pieces. So far I am pleased with how it is looking, and I am excited to get it done. I don't have much time left before we go on our next vacation. Next step....start assembling the body of the bag. However, I am going to take a short break to enjoy a WONDERFUL holiday weekend camping with some friends (all while hand sewing a binding on a another quilt top I just picked up from the quilter, Chantal). I will keep you updated on my progress!