This is another small project from the Handstitched Class - English Paper Piecing week. I've decided to use my 'precious' Liberty of London - Tana Lawn Classic prints, which I've been collecting since 2 years ago (does that still fall under the hoarding category?) and have not cut into any of them until last week!
I thought the hexagon tree pattern would be a perfect way to use the various Liberty prints I've been saving and I'm so glad I did!
Some of the prints on the hexagons are from 2 years ago and some as recent as two months back. I've used quite abit of A Pink Lodden print for the strap and tote lining.
Since I wanted the hexies to look 'puffy', I've added polyester batting to the tote body and quilted around each of them.
I love totes with pockets and so I've added a pocket with 3 compartments to mine.
I've used Essex Linen in natural for the tote back instead of the suggested pieced backing. Adding the hexagon flower to the otherwise 'plain' back is cute, don't you think?
The tote measures at 12.5" width x 14" height without handle. Even though this project involves very basic bag-making skills, ( added a few personal touches here and there ) I had so much fun making it! I'll definitely use this tote pattern for future quick gifts!
I'm linking up to Kelly's My 'Precious' QAL - July over at Kelby Sews :
And Beth's Monday Link Up over at Plum and June :
Happy Sewing! =)