|Edge Tote pattern|
So when my Mom decided to make an Edge Tote for her trip, I decided it didn't matter that I have two large tops to be quilted and a charity quilt that hasn't been started yet and that I'd make one with her.
I decided to stick with three colours again for this one, but I made a few modifications to the design. I added a small pocket and magnetic clasps to the top of the bag lining before I sewed it together. I also added magnetic clasps to the outside pocket before it was quilted and to the bag front after it was quilted. That way, all the clasps are hidden away. I thought it might be nice to be able to keep the bag and pocket closed.
I added in a strip of pink to the bottom of the handles with a bit of leftover fabric. I really like the effect. The handles were quilted the same as my other versions, though I quilted the bag differently.
|Fabrics designed by Jane Dixon for Andover fabrics|
(p.s. for my fellow Canadians, Chapters has it listed online at 37% off with free shipping.)
The denser quilting added a lot of structure and stability to the bag, so it stands up on its own. I went with diagonal lines to match the angle of the pocket and like how it plays off against the horizontal lines.
Another bag that I'm sure is going to get a lot of use this summer :)