Thursday, 31 January 2019

Gathering fabric

I bought the pattern for the Maker's Tote by Noodlehead ages ago but didn't feel like making another bag so soon after finishing this one so the pattern has sat around waiting for me to be ready to make it.

From the bottom of the photo the fabrics are:  the outside, the inside, at the top from left to right: the gussets (and handles) the interior pockets.  I don't think the outside patch pocket will be happening as it would be a shame to cover up the lovely print, but I will most likely use the red newspaper stripe for the interior of the zippered back pocket.

I have no plans to start making this until later in February (or perhaps March) but I thought I would give myself a head start by choosing and cutting fabrics ready for when I do start.  All of the fabrics are from my stash with the exception of the purchased bias binding, sometimes life is too short to make your own bias binding.

I'm making steady progress on the quilting of the TATW, I've quilted from corner to corner diagonally plus a couple more lines, it is starting to look quite good.  I used an Art Gallery Fabrics voile for the backing fabric, it is really lovely to quilt through.


  1. Hi Pip wow your bag will be amazing looking forward to your progress with it,love the fabrics you have chosen,hope you have a wonderful day my friend xx

  2. Hi Pip just me again sorry for some reason when you commented on my blog post ,your messages arent coming through to my email,so i thought i would answer you on here,hope thta was ok. Iam not sure where my GD is in in NZ as i havent had a chance to speak to her or her parents yet but my GD has been sending back pics,i am sure that you would be right and its Queenstown,i know that they have just visited a lavender farm,hope you have a lovely day my friend and thankyou for commenting on my blog posts xx

  3. Love the handquilting Pip. I am on the last few corner rows of my TATW. I am setting it on point. Love your bag fabrics. I must admit, I bought the pattern after you showed your last bag!


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