Monday, February 4, 2013

qayg mini tote

I finished my quilt-as-you-go mini tote and I absolutely love it! It's a great size for me and I'm so pleased at how nicely it came together. I finished it late Friday afternoon and used it that night at a crafty party at my LQS.

This side is my favorite.

Quilted bag side 1

I love the Melody Miller typewriters, and it plays so well with the caramel solid (a bottom-weight cotton fabric from JoAnn that I bought as a remnant a long time ago) as well as the other prints... some of my favorites!

But I love this side, too!

Quilted bag side 2

I used to get nervous about combining prints from differnt lines, but I'm definitely feeling more confident now. I didn't use any interfacing... only batting and more of that bottom-weight fabric as backing to the QAYG panels. It stands up on its own very well.

The finished bag measures 9 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. The handles are 14.5 inches long. Perfect purse size for me!

Quilted tote inside

I used a magnet closure, it's hidden under the lining. No pockets because I never use them!

That's one more project crossed off the QuiltCon list!


  1. I love this bag! (Also, I love pockets because I use them all the time.) So pretty. :)

  2. that bag is beautiful! way to mix pretty fabrics together :)

  3. carmen, is there a pattern you used for this & if so, which one/where? i'm sure i could track one down, but i figured i'd just ask first - i love that it is simple in style - i'd do one a bit bigger, tho. yours is sooo pretty, nice job!