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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

One Checked Off on My Bloom Project List

This is what it looked like early this morning - pieces of a partially made tote bag, a pattern from Whistlepig Creek Productions - Charming Totes 3.

I had purchased the pattern a couple years ago from my local quilt shoppe. The charms used in this were ones I happened to win from the same local quilt shoppe.

Now that it was on my list to finish I was motivated to get it checked off for the Bloom Project. Which by the way it isn't too late to sign up and send your lists.

But first I had to order my favorite fusible fleece from Heat n Bond. I love working with it! It can be purchased by the package or by the yard at Therm O Web.

It arrived quickly but I was up to alligators as they say in a couple of Quilt-A-Longs.

So today was the day to get this tote bag completed that has been in the making for at least two years. Didn't it come out cute? I just love the orange, yellow and green together.  I was  able to take a snapshot of it outside since it was such a gorgeous day in the mid 70s!! This is pretty amazing since Charlotte was shut down after a couple days of snow, sleet and ice only last week.

Back to the bag before I rabbit trail any further. Did you notice the little pocket in front? There is one on the other side as well. Great for a cell phone.

For quilting I used decorative stitches. And . . . it has a double pocket inside of the bag on limey green lining that just looks happy!

On a final note for the day Miss Cassie is home after having surgery yesterday. She's just not feeling herself today. She had a torn ligament and a partial tear of her medial meniscus both in her left back leg, both needing to be repaired. Not only that she had 3 benign lumps removed on the front part of her neck. She doesn't have much of an appetite. Even a biscuit/treat didn't tantalize her to eat. That says much since she nags me every evening by yipping at me while I am sitting quite comfortable in my recliner to get up and get her one.

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  1. Yay for a finish! The bag looks great. Hope Cassie is back to herself soon!

  2. I hope for a speedy recovery for Cassie ;-)
    Your bag turned out beautiful, I love the bright colours!

  3. I love the decorative stitches you used on the bag!

  4. Very cute bag! I love the colors and the little pocket on the side. I hope Cassie feels better soon.

  5. Bright and cheerful fits the bill for this bag!! Sooo wonderful!

  6. Beautiful bag, just the ticket for these cold grey days of winter. I hope Cassie heals quickly, poor girl!

  7. really fun bag, Joanie!! These fabrics are so cheery and fun!

    I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. I love your tote bag! The colors are so cheerful! So nice to see these colors at this time of year. I hope Miss Cassie is back to her old self soon!

  9. Great bag! Perfect colors for spring which hopefully gets here soon!

  10. I'm loving the colors and the pocket on front for the cell phone. Great!

  11. You really have had a productive week. Thanks for linking up!


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