Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tote and Matching Quilt

My good friend asked me to make a tote bag for her niece who is turning one soon.  She wanted something simple to take toys in and out of and she wanted it to be soft.  She also told me her neice liked Tigger, so this is what I came up with.  It has pink Polk a Dot flannel inside.

I put the name on the bottom right and then felt like the top needed a little something extra to balance it out. So I made a fabric flower
This was the first time I have ever made a flower like this and I am totally in love with it.

When I was done with the tote I had a nice sized piece of fabric leftover. Instead of putting it back on the shelf (and letting it sit for who knows how long till I figured out what to do with it) I decided to add some purple borders and quilt it up. I used the same pink flannel for the back and rolled it around for the binding.

Simple, cute, quick, and usable.

 It is small enough to fold up and put in the tote bag and can be used as a car seat quilt, or a small stroller quilt, or it can even be used as a changing pad if she wants.

This set makes finish #8 for the year.



  1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the tote and quilt set! The colors are *so* cheerful and who could not love Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger too! :-)

    I've not seen that particular Winnie-the-Pooh fabric before and am seriously in love with it.

    Is the flower made with one of those clever Clover template things?

    Wowsers ... you've done an incredibly job! Well done!

  2. Great Bag, I love it!! I want one!!!!!

  3. Adorable! You are going to make one little girl very happy! :-)

  4. Thus is a wonderful gift. Very creative!

  5. What a cute blankie and tote! I decorated my kid's nurseries with Pooh Bear, so I always melt a little inside when I see Winnie fabrics.

  6. Oh it is gorgeous and bound to be a hit!

    The flowers are a perfect addition too!

  7. I love your adorable tote with the Kanzashi flower and the quilt. What wonderful things for a young gal.