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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12 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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

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

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