Everyday Shopper Tote

My Dad asked me for a tote bag recently. He has started taking hot yoga and wanted something that a towel and yoga mat would fit in. (It is his birthday next weekend so I figured it was kind of perfect timing.) I decided that I could use my Amy Butler bag book again!


I didn’t use interfacing, sshhhhh don’t tell Amy that I know she loves her interfacing. I was using a heavy denim plus I just didn’t have enough. I can see that if you want the tote to have more structure you would want to use interfacing but I think that my Dad will be happy with it either way.  After I finished sewing this bag my hands were blue from the denim! So this tote had a good wash after its beauty shots. I figured my Dad didn’t want to turn blue as he was using it!


Next up I finished up this slab block. It is not perfect but I have never ever done a block like this before. Cheryl has organized a quilt block for us to make for the flood victims in Southern Alberta. There was major destruction and people lost so much. I had a sister in law and niece evacuated from their place. Luckily for them nothing got damaged but some weren’t so lucky.  If you have a moment and can make a 15.5” slab block that would be awesome! If every one just made one slab more quilts will be able to be made! We quilters know that there is nothing better than snuggling under a quilt!


You can find more info over here at Dining Room Empire.

linking to finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts with Amanda Jean.


Cheryl Arkison said...
June 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

You did an amazing job! I love it and thanks so much.

knottygnome said...
June 28, 2013 at 9:58 AM

great tote! love the blues.

Tamara Hampton said...
June 28, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I love the bag Im sure your dad will too! I just read about the slab drive and plan to go home and make one myself!

Sara said...
June 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM

pretty slab block---looks like a good time to put together!

Cathy said...
June 28, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Great bag and a great block!

CapitolaQuilter said...
June 29, 2013 at 9:09 AM

The bag looks perfect and I love the block.

Heidi Staples said...
July 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Love the tote , Samantha! Such a great pattern!

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