Here is a finish! This is a Market Square tote bag that I made with the pattern I won. I won the pattern at Felicity's blog. Yay! This is a lovely tote designed by Nikki from The Girl Who Quilts. That is a long story. Anyway. I made the tote for a Travel Handmade Swap that the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild has going on with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. My swap partner likes greys and pinks. She also likes cute Japanese prints. Which is why I put the little cutesy Lecien print in the pocket. CUTE! That print also happens to have all sorts of travel references so it is like a pun in a pocket. Or at least I thought so. I do think I should have had the zipper tab on the left instead of the right but I think I can be forgiven on that one. I was most impressed with the zipper installation because it was awesome in its tidy completion! For the base of the tote, the handles and the lining, I used some of my Marimeko decor weight fabric. Sweet! And for the contrast... Pure Style by Stof in the grey. Love that fabric! Love the grey. Love the print. Love the feel of the fabric. It is just yummy. I used a bit of multi grey pin dots for the contrast of the pocket.
All in all it is a great pattern. Clear instructions. Love the zipper. And I hope my swap partner likes the bag. I still need to tuck some goodies into that nice big outside pocket. It has a seam down the centre for stability. Good idea! And this was one more thing off my list!
Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday!