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Thread: Not a quilt, but quilt inspired

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    Junior Member rubia's Avatar
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    For Christmas, I planned on making a reusable grocery tote for my mom. The plan was to print a picture of my kids on special fabric and incorporate it into the tote. Well, the special fabric was cream colored and could only be dry cleaned. Not such a good idea for a grocery tote. I was left trying to figure out a nice gift.

    A few months ago, a fellow quilter from this board was cleaning out her scrap stash and I bought some of it from her. Included was a set of squares already sewn together and some of the leftover material from those squares. The leftovers were the perfect size for a tote! Once I started playing w/ the materials, I found inspiration and a plan came together.

    I used a tote I already had as the basis of a pattern; but mostly, I winged it. It's no where near perfect and the detailing is atrocious. But I adore it!! I really don't want to part with it! LOL


    Inside out
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_1211.jpg[/img]


    Right side out
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_1217.jpg[/img]


    I made the binding by myself. The binding was made from my inspiration pieces -- they were squares already sewn together that were in the box of scraps.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_1215.jpg[/img]


    Don't know if you can see it or not, but I did a bit of trim work on the corner to give it some personality.
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_1216.jpg[/img]


    It's going to be hard to part with this tote! I love it!

    And yes.. irony... the reusable, environmentally friendly tote made from recycled scraps is stuffed w/ plastic grocery bags to give it shape for the pictures. LOL

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    Nice bag rubia and very useful.

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    Your bag is darling. I can see why it would be so hard to part with!! :D But, I am sure your Mother will just love it. Maybe you can make another one for yourself. We must remember ourselves, when maiking so many things for other's. Great Job!!
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Woo that looks big enough to put a quilt in....nice....:-)

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    Nice.

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    I like that! Nice and roomy and beautiful colours!

    K x

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    That is cute I love it.

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    Great job!

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    Hey you invented a new tote and I love the colors and the way the top of it is formed. Great job

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    Ok now make more, some for mom an some for you. its cute :D

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