Monday, September 29, 2008

fall 'favorite fabrics' tote

I wanted my fall tote bag in neutral black and white with pops of color and have been wanting to use some of my favorite fabrics in these tones instead of just looking at them lovingly in the cabinet.

I really like how the patterns work together. My one rule was to look for fabrics that were black, white or cream for the most part and then allow some color to mix in if it was in the pattern. My other rule was to not include polka dots which I adore but didn't want included in this.

I love the linens mixed with cottons and you can see I put quite a few Japanese fabrics in there.

I am really happy with the mix of patchwork and it has me inspired to do more piecing work. My next patchwork project will be the quilt for Little M.

I lined the bag with a gray cotton and decided spontaneously to go for red handles in the end.


Blaynexox said...

I just found your blog and had to comment on that bag - its awesome! :)

Amelia Plum said...

the bag looks great, what a wonderful idea.

amy said...

i love it!

melissa said...

I LOVE this bag; it looks to me like the perfect library bag!

jen said...

so charming - love the fabric combination. :)