Thursday, August 10, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday - "Black & White Quilted Tote"












I had recently picked up a bundle of black & white fat eighths when I saw the theme for last "Inspire Me Thursday" - Black & White! So, since I have been wanting to replace my grungy old totebag that I use for my homeschool travels, I decided to make a crazy freeform quilt and make one myself. I was inspired by Debra at littleblackkitty and had instructions for a bag from creativelittledaisy. It was fun to just cut and sew the fabrics together until I had a rough rectangle! I wanted to stick with the materials I had on hand, so the handles are just material reinforced with wide grograin ribbon and machine quilted in a vine pattern.

7 comments:

Samm said...

nice work! i'm impressed that you got this finished before the theme changed (which is what always happens to me!) i'm in australia so our thursday rocks by before the usa's. i check inspire me thursday all day friday, waiting for the new theme so i can start asap! i'm dying to use my textile skills sometime soon!!!

Hanna said...

yeah, great bag. back and white fabrics together with different patterns rock! I tryed to make a quilt like that once, but its... not developing right now. hehe.

Ali said...

What a great bag. I love, love, love the vine motif on the handle.

Peach Pod said...

Love the bag! Don't you love black and white together? Cute flower, too.

weirdbunny said...

Your bag is so nice, love tha fabric patterns choice.

debra said...

omgoodness, your bag is gorgeous!!! Love your stitching and the yummy fabrics. I'm so thrilled to have inspired such a wonderful creation *blush* ;-)

AnastasiaC said...

this looks FAB!!
clever girl - I loved the other bags you made too!