Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The White Tote...Finished!

I added a little more embroidery to the front this morning before finishing up this project.

The flowers along the left side in the big white patch are the same as the flowers in the above right. The tote front needed this balance.

For the back I chose some lovely natural linen.

This was also the fabric for the straps. The lining is green cotton lame, but you can't really see that.

And here it is, finished. I wish the circle was a bit more perfect....but this IS handmade, so that's o.k. When this tote is actually being used, it won't be an issue.
Overall, I would say that doing that close quilting on a patch (the circle) before piecing it in was a success, and I will use that concept again. I also like this tote's shape, and the ease of its construction. My home-printed white floral fabric was fun to use as well...all in all, making this was a very pleasant experience.

Now I need to take a few days off and attend to the tomatoes. Lots of tomatoes.
Salsa, anyone?

17 comments :

Paula Hewitt said...

Beautiful. good luck with the tomatoes...

Plays with Needles said...

This looks very Allie and not very Barbie at all...

Theresa said...

Allie I'm wondering if you would mind tackling a tutorial on curved seams - both hand sewn and/or machine sewn - which ever works the best for you??

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is a very classy looking tote!
Tomato salsa? Yum!!

Debra said...

Pretty!

Marty52 said...

I love it! The handles look just right to sling over your shoulder, nestling the bag against your side. Poifect!

Have fun with the tomatoes, love me some salsa!!

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful! That will be fun to carry around.

Judy S. said...

Very pretty, Allie. I love it! Oh, and I second Theresa's request on curved seams.....

Mary Corbet said...

Whoops. I tried posting a comment, but something weird happened. This is basically what I said -

I think the bag is bee-yoo-tee-ous, and I love the green on the white! It's awfully pretty!

MC

EMBELLISHER said...

Really pretty love the burner tote too.

Threadspider said...

That's a lovely tote and so different from the burner bag. I like 'em both.
A tomato glut you say-send some this way. Mine have blight AGAIN this year. (Too wet, too grey)

Kathy said...

Allie, very pretty and delicate looking. Good luck with the tomatoes, mine didn't do to well this year. Yellow peppers were terrible too. I think we got the nice cool night weather too early.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

It is beautiful and elegant. Don't get it near the salsa!

Summerset said...

Beautiful finish - I love that you finished it off with trim on the handles, too.

appleseed said...

Man!I am in awe! If you ever want to start selling your beautiful creations... SIGN ME UP!!! Just wonderful work I love seeing your projects grow from the design stage to the finished object! Please keep Sharing!

mandine said...

Bravo, c'est trés beau!
Very pretty (is it correct?)
Kiss

Wendy said...

And, of course, once again, EXQUISITE!!!!!!! I love it!
Big Hugs,
Wendy