Having met her at book signings from Quilt Markets….I discovered her amazing patterns and was excited about one of her latest I spotted on Instagram…the Maker’s Tote….these being the two on the cover of her pattern!
It’s called “Season of Love” and it depicts images from faraway lands with its beautifully drawn mosaics, elephants, whimsical flowers and paisley prints. It took me back to my travels around Southeast Asia with my best friend Corey.
I could fill pages with pictures from this amazing trip thru Malaysia, Borneo,
Vietnam and Cambodia…but alas, this is about fabric and a bag…so I move along.
It was a very straightforward easy pattern to follow…and unlike most other bags I had made in the past….the lining is stunning! I’m not sure why I fight with bag linings, but this was the first one that came together perfectly! I just adore all the different pockets and the way it came together!
The only thing I changed from the pattern was adding a used leather belt I had found from a local thrift shop vs making fabric handles. I think it came out beautifully for the most part. It was my first time using rivets and leather handles and although I had a few minor complications with them, it worked out and I think she’s a very pretty bag!
And least I forget…this beautiful collection of fabrics by Ana Davis of Blend Fabrics! I’m so excited to make a few other items from my leftovers! 😉
Check out Anna’s blog at noodle-head.com
Keep sewing my friends!