Friday, April 29, 2011

Quilt Camp Tote

I completed this Quilt Camp Tote this week.  It went in the mail yesterday to my friend Pat.  She is celebrating her 60th birthday next Saturday.  I won't be able to attend her party but am sending this tote.

  The pattern is by Penny Sturges for Quilts Illustrated.  I purchased it at Three Dudes Quilts.   It is large enough to hold a quilter's ruler and cutting mat.  Perfect for those quilting classes.  I did have one complaint with the pattern.  The photo on the front of the pattern shows this great looking quilt block for the front pocket of the tote.  However, the pattern doesn't give the instructions for that quilt block.  It has instructions for a different block but states that you can use any 12" block.  I designed my own block to match the lining fabric.  I used my Janome 11000 to embroider a quilt design in the center.  The back of the tote has another pocket but I made it from the tote fabric.  Inside is lined and has another pocket of the same size.   Lots of storage in this tote.


Betsy said...

How pretty this is!! I love your choice of colors...so perfect for spring and summer. Your friend is going to have a wonderful birthday surprise.

Marydon said...

Love your colors & fabrics, Pam ... very pretty.

Have a beautiful PS weekend.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,

Love the Paisley fabric that you used. The design came out really nice. I am sure your friend will love it.