Holidays and (not much) knitting
Blogger's Quilt Festival - St. Louis 16-patch

Two patchwork tote bags

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Similar to this one I made for Mum, but different enough to avoid confusion (I hope) as they are for a couple of her friends.  The monogrammed one is a birthday gift for Auntie Margaret and the other is a "commission" for a lady Mum knows who was rather taken with the original version.

Front...

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...and back of the first bag,

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...front...

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...and back...

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...of the second. I was quite pleased to be able to use four orphan blocks that I somehow ended up with when I made the original version back in November.

This time I used cotton webbing for the handles which I bought from Backstitch.  It looks (nearly) as good and is a LOT cheaper than the fancy handles I got for Mum!

This is the first finish from my quarter 2 finish-along list and I will be linking up this post at the end of the quarter.

 

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