Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hexie Tote

I'm so excited to finally be able to show this to you! I made it two weeks ago but I had to keep it in hiding until after I gave it to my Mom for her birthday last week. I designed the tote myself and I'm pleasantly surprised.....ummmm.....maybe stunned is a better word....that it turned out better than I had imagined. The exact same thing happened with my Granny Quilt too.....I guess that's a very nice trend around here lately.

I love sewing hexies but the thought of making an entire quilt out of them is just a wee bit intimidating. Small hexie projects are much less scary....
I'm thinking about writing up a pattern for this tote bag. But I'll definitely need to come up with a better name for it than the "Hexie Tote." Let me know if you have any brilliant ideas for naming this thing. And I have about 10 more tote bag/purse ideas flying around in my head that are just waiting to "come to life."
And oooohhhh.....I almost forgot to show you one of the best parts.....the blue ticking stripe lining. The inside should look as pretty as the outside, right?!
Most of the print fabrics I used are from the Pam Kitty Morning Collection by Lakehouse Dry Goods and I actually used Toweling fabric for the outside of the purse! It kind of looks and feels like linen....but it was much less expensive than linen!

And now that this "Detour Project" is done I can get back to my Granny Square quilt! I have soooo been missing my Granny squares and can't wait to be reunited with them later tonight.

Right now I've gotta run because I have a very important party to attend! The most amazing, precious, sweet, adorable puppers in the world, Emma Jane, turns six years old today!
She's been patiently waiting for her doggy birthday cake and presents all day! And I need to go give her about a million more kisses!!!

Happy Sewing,


PamKittyMorning said...

IT IS SEW FABULOUS! I love it. And I love how nicely the pkm goes with all the other fabrics! And the toweling, genius!

mom said...

It truly is beautiful and even has a pocket inside! and i love the colors you chose and the patterns. i have a truly genius, super talented daughter!! and she is pretty nice to her old mom.

thank you darling.

Denise in PA said...

Love the tote! What a great way to use hexies. My Peke Lilly says Happy Birthday to Emma Jane!

Hester said...

Oh, I love your doggy on his pillow, so gorgeous. Your bag is too cute, the frill, the flower and the stripy lining and the buttons are so charming.
I just completed a little brown and orange owl quilted cell phone cover for my Tracfone SVC phone which is especially for people like me who can't see too great, as the keys and letters on the screen are larger. It suits me so I don't have to wear my reading glasses to use my phone.
I wear my phone around my neck in it's little owl pouch and when I go shopping I've had a few ladies admire it when I'm standing in line to pay at the till. I'm definitely going to make a few for my kids and grand kids.

Billy'sgirl said...

I LOVE the tote! You should definitely develop your own pattern. What about simply calling it "The Jenny Tote"?

Billy'sgirl said...

Have you thought of putting your tote on the Moda Bakeshop? They have some "recipes" for very cute bags, but none cuter than your Hexi bag!

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