The Weekend

Sunday, October 23, 2011

241 Tote by jenib320
241 Tote, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Why oh why did it take me so long to finally make Anna's 241 Tote? Well, the actual reason is because I kept changing my mind on what fabrics to use! Every time I thought I was ready to start, a new fabric combination tempted me away! Yesterday though, I got a brainwave staring at this stack of rainbow Lizzy House goodness. Of course, patchwork!

Between my stash and the scraps I received last week, I used prints from all five of Lizzy's current fabric lines: Lizzy Dish, Red Letter Day, Castle Peeps, 1001 Peeps, and Outfoxed! They play very nicely together!

241 Tote by jenib320
241 Tote, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
To calm the patchwork a bit I used Quilter's Linen for the sides, Kona stone for the interior, and Pearl Bracelet in brown for the side pockets. There is a little 1001 Peeps as the inner pocket too! Still not convinced? Check out all the other beautiful bags in the Noodlehead Flickr Group! :)

I am SO happy with the way this bag turned out! It really is a great pattern and I can see myself making more for sure. There are just so many fabric possibilities, which of course is my favorite part, hehe! It came together really quite quickly, I started and finished it yesterday!

Finished by jenib320
Finished, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Finished up my Kona Challenge quilt today! It's in the wash. Shall share tomorrow!

Scheming by jenib320
Scheming, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Planning a few more scarves! Will write a little tutorial up next time I make one. Hopefully next week sometime!

CUTE! by jenib320
CUTE!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
These could very well be the cutest scissors ever. They're so tiny! Little Gems, purchased from The Workroom's online shop! Now I feel the need to collect tons of embroidery scissors! Need to start embroidering again to rationalize it! :)

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Another George + diet coke photo, hehe!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh laundry
Sound of: George running about!
Taste of: Shortbread cookies
Sight of: George's Pummelvision
Feel of: Comfy clothes

Good Things about Today:
- Finished up a quilt
- The sun is out!
- Productive day so far!
- Chocolate!


**nicke... said...

george + diet "cherry" coke... that is the perfect combination! ;) very cute bag jeni. i need to make one also. it is on the christmas "to make" list.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

A patchwork version... brilliant!

Jessica said...

Love the bag!!! And can't wait to see the quilt! :)

diana said...

I think the tote is great, it was worthy to wait for the right fabrics :)

Impera Magna said...

Love your tote! Perfect!

*smooches* to George!

Faith Jones said...

I love your bag!! I just made one of Anna's bags on Friday, she is so talented. :)

aneela said...

I'm completely smitten with your tote, it's beyond perfect!

Kaye Prince said...

Your tote is too cute and you know I always love me some George!

Twinfibers said...

love it! Looks like you've had a great weekend. :)

Elsa said...

I have 241 bag pattern too and haven't made it as yet!
Yours turned out beautiful. Love those little scissors and George is maybe the cutest little critter I've ever seen!

Raddness said...

So you are reading my mind or have looked at my list of Xmas presents to make. I have to make 6 of Anna's 241 bags...yikes! And I'm planning to use fabric from my stash and not buying any more...thanks for the patchwork idea. Can't wait for the scarf tutorial b/c I have some AMH voile and pink herringbone flannel put aside for a scarf for my mom ( looks just like your black flannel). However...what is the fabric on top in your "scheming"picture? Thanks!

aquaknits said...

Your bag is amazing, I love the patchwork!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

What a great version of Anna's purse!

MaryAnnB said...

Love the way your 241 tote turned out, great idea doing the patchwork! My 241 pattern pieces are right here...need to figure out which fabric to use for it. I love Anna's patterns!

Anna said...

great job jeni, you're just too cute! I'm so glad you liked making it and the patchwork is so perfect. can't wait to see your kona challenge project looks really awesome!

Danny Heyen said...

You were busy! Love the tote and I'm loving the scarf fabrics too.

Steffi said...

I saw so many versions of this bag and can´t believe how different they all look - I love this patchwork version!
Also I´m very much looking forward to seeing these scarves - the fabric you picked is so pretty!

Justine said...

The bag is just too cute! I think I'll be making myself one of those and if all goes well I'll make a couple more for Xmas pressies!!! Looking forward to a scarf tute as I have some lovely voiles put to one side for scarf making too!!

Christine said...

I can't wait for a scarf tutorial. I'll be moving soon (to the Madison area) and want to make a scarf for a friend that lives here before I go. I'll keep checking back for that tutorial.

Amy - The Fabricologist said...

Aaaaagh! I still haven't bound my Kona quilt for the meeting tonight! I need to get on that right quick.

Natalie said...

I love your version of the 241 tote! I used my box of Lizzy House scraps to make a patchwork pillow over the weekend. I am going to share on as soon as I stuff it with a pillow form :)

Jacey said...

Your 241 is so fabulous. I'm still trying to decide how I'd like to use all of my fun LH fabrics! And George with the diet coke can kills me! So do those scissors, actually!

Anonymous said...

Love your patchwork bag AND the 241 tote that is in your inspiration collage on 10/28. Now I am obsessed! Can you tell me what size your patchwork squares are?? My daughter already asked for a patchwork bag and this one would be PERFECT (now that you have inspired me!).
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