Monday, November 8, 2010

Emma Faye Quilted Tote made with Poppy Lane fabric

I have a few more sneak peeks at totes I've been making. This cheery red, black and white tote is made using blocks from Poppy Lane by Alice Monroe fabrics. This deep tote will hold your laptop, your shopping purchases and double as a purse when you are at the market, mall or on your way to the office.

Between each block I've added more flower buds. The quilt block pattern is backed with batting and a simple zigzag stitch is added to quilt between the blocks.

Inside the bag, I've used a satin lining and added two pockets which are also adorned with ribbon and lace and more flowers. As well, so you don't lose your keys in the bottom of the bag, I've added a key clip for quick access to your keys.

The tote measures approximately 14" X 13". Nice and roomy.

I'm calling my patchwork quilts the Emma Faye Tote, named in honor of my paternal grandmother. Both of my grandmothers were influencial in my love and learning to sew. I have one more Emma Faye Tote to show you and then I'll present my Alice Tote, named for my maternal grandmother. The Alice tote is a different style.

All totes will soon be posted in my Etsy shop so I hope you'll continue to keep checking in to see what is new.




  1. Love love love this! The colors are wonderful together. Jennifer you never fail to impress me. Now where is that Etsy button. I need to see your shop and SHOP!!

  2. LOTS of beautiful sewing going on at your house! Love all the fabulous tote bags. This red, black and white is my favorite. Hope to see your Etsy shop open soon.


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