Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Liberty Dainty Tote

I'm still working my way through the glorious bundle of Liberty I bought last year. After piecing a quilt top, I had little pieces left over, just big enough for 1/2" hexies. I combined them with a solid aqua and soon I had this pretty panel...
in my usual fashion, I had no plan for it! Then I realized it was the perfect size to incorporate into a dainty tote. I hadn't made one of these in ages and it's my favorite little bag to make. I ended up cutting the panel in half so I could feature it on both sides of my tote. I lined the cut edge up with the top edges of the background panel and hand appliqu├ęd all the way around the hexies.
I used a dark, denim blue grunge for the background and a blue & white check for the binding.

More Liberty Lawn for the handles, side gussets and top zipper placket. 
I'm so in love with this little tote! Oh, and this is finish #2 in the second quarter of the 2017 finish-along!





7 comments:

Debbie said...

This turned out REALLY nice!! Hoping you are keeping for yourself?

Maria said...

What a fantastic way to use your liberty pieces.. a beautiful bag.

Ondrea said...

I'm in love with it too!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Kristin said...

What a great way to use up all your precious Liberty!

I am said...

Wow Ellyn this bag is gorgeous,well done on your beautiful finish.

mangozz said...

This is a gorgeous little bag! I just love it - colors, design, everything!

Budsmam said...

Gorgeous, love Liberty, and you have used my favourite print, capel