made a tote to sell in a local shop. I have had some great advice from co-workers and a friend I met through etsy.      Erin has some great things for sale in her shop and she is just plain nice.

this has been a fun piece to work on. It reminds me of Gee’s Bend quilts…can you tell I like those quilts? Beautiful works of art made from necessity and thrift.



  1. whereishenow said,

    April 26, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    i made a quilt of old jeans legs and other stuff. then i found out about Gee’s Bend quilts (I bought a giant book!) and my quilt kind of has that look about it. Like you said, from necessity and thrift…….

    your tote bag looks great!!!! what kind of straps???

  2. April 27, 2008 at 12:41 am

    oh, i do like this one. the pieced strips up the back make me think of pulling up another chair to the table, of adding water to the soup. the little patch in the lower right hand corner of the back makes me think of mended, always an indication of love.

    necessity. thrift. resourcefulness. enough.

  3. jude said,

    April 28, 2008 at 10:58 am

    necessity and thrift . reminders. all those stacks of unfinished things…..i shall make them useful, thanks…..

  4. Ravenhill said,

    April 28, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    I love this creative dynamic> making something wonderful that is useful out of things that have had other previous lives! This bag is really great!

  5. clara said,

    April 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    just enough quilt to make this tote special n stylish.
    hmm..necessity n thrift — a great tag line or shop name.

  6. Tracy said,

    April 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Very cute tote…love the vibrant red! Glad you’re meeting creative people–it’s that a rush?! Off to see Erin’s shop! Happy crafting ((hugs))

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