Garden Tote

Amy Friendbags, etsy, paper piecing14 Comments

Over the weekend, I finished up this Garden Tote bag as a donation to my childrens’ school’s PTO (parent teacher organization).  It will be part of a garden themed basket that will be up for auction as a fundraiser.
I used my Watering Can paper pieced pattern (a 10″ finished block). Shortly after I designed this pattern, I bought some of BasicGrey’s Curio and knew I wanted to use it for a watering can so this was my chance. I also wanted to use the DS Quilts floral for the bag so I used a coordinating solid, Kona Artichoke from Marmalade Fabrics, for the background of the block. The handles are a DS Quilts dot. The inside is also lined in the Kona. I think that that bag is fun and I hope someone bids a lot for it!

I am definitely a fan of Denyse Schmidt prints (like the ones used in this project) and was recently contacted by Jill who is running a DS charm swap asking if I could spread the word. If you are interested in joining, check it out here.

In other news, have you heard about the “Why Quilts Matter” project? They are looking for funding to pursue their project. You can read more about it and donate here.