Monday, August 13, 2007

Bucket Tote Bag

After being at home for a few days (and after all the wedding fuss), I was in dire need of a quilt fix and what better way than making a tote bag. Have you seen all the bags on the web lately? Aren’t they just awesome!

A while back, I saw this bag at http://www.welshquilter.blogspot.com/ (June posts) and just knew that it was a someday project. Well, that day arrived and here is my version.

The bag was made slightly bigger than the pattern, which suits me fine as it is great for traveling. The handle pattern is new to me and I just love the look and feel of them. With the bit left over from the handles (which were made longer), I made a tab to close the bag and secured the tag with Velcro.

This is a bag that I will certainly make again. Many thanks, Andrea for the great tutorial!

Four Seasons Swap
I have my partner’s name for the swap but it has to remain a secret until my friend receives her quilt. But, I can show you what her quilt will look like as it progresses along. More to come on that!
Have a great day!

12 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow Rose Marie ! Fabulous colours - you did a good job ! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial !

Linda said...

Love the colours Rose Marie, I couldn't work out the handle instructions at all, so did them my way...lol....

joyce said...

Great looking bag and I love the colors. I am going right away to check out the tutorial.

gwen said...

This is a very neat looking bag. I like the idea with the velcro.
I have the adress of my swap partner too and have started sewing. It will be hard to wait until september! Take care.

Guðrún said...

I did one like this, it is so fun to make, yours looks great.

Angie said...

What a lovely bag!!! I have that one on my "to do" list, and haven't gotten it done yet. So I love seeing someone else's, and how wonderful it turned out!! :> The pictures of the bride in the boat in your last post are so fun!! :>

Debi said...

Wonderful bag, you did such a great job.

Floss said...

Love the color of your bag. I have made one and know that I will also be making more.

atet said...

Love that bag and what great memories your niece will have of her wedding! Love that dragon boat!

Connie W said...

I love the color combination in the bag!

Ali Honey said...

That's a very very very nice bag!

I never saw a bride in a dragon boat before! Way to go!

Day-Day said...

I am going to make this bag so it was great to see your version.Yhe blues are fantastic. from Dale in Australia