I’ve been remiss in sharing this quilted tote bag with you. I made this tote for our eldest daughter, Kim, whose birthday was in June. I wanted to do something for her that was handmade, and thought this would be the perfect choice.
The tote has 2 pockets, one is the quilted pocket on the front and the other is a pocket inside to hold smaller items. When working on the color scheme I knew I wanted a bright blue base but I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for the accent colors. I spent quite awhile auditioning colors at my quilt shop until I hit upon the orange, lime green and pale yellow. I knew immediately that was the combination I was looking for. Those particular colors reminded me of orange, lemon & lime sherbet.
I got the inspiration and pattern from my very favorite podcast called “Let’s Quilt”. If you are a quilter you simply must watch Helene’s quilting tutorials, she is a master at teaching the art of quilting in a very slow, easy to understand and precise manner which I love. Even though I’ve quilted for years I always learn something new from Helene and look forward to each and every episode. She just completed a new project called Mexicali Rose Table Topper which is simply beautiful. I want to order the pattern and make that topper. I think it will be the perfect project to work on after Christmas when I’ll be longing for spring flowers.
In addition, Harwood Podcast Network offers a plethora of programs from high tech to photography to cooking. I especially enjoy the cooking episodes which are hosted by Cindy Harris. Cindy is masterful at teaching cooking techniques and sharing her mouth watering recipes. I’ve tried quite a few of Cindy’s recipes and can tell you firsthand that every dish has been a big hit in our home. If you haven’t checked out any of their programs just click here to go to the Harwood Podcast Network and see for yourself all they have to offer. As a side bonus, you can also find all of the programs on Itunes and download them there.
In the meantime, have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow with another thought or project.