I had vacation days left that I took this week (Thanksgiving) and so I've been working on some Christmas gifts.
When I first started making purses/totes, I made some for friends for Christmas gifts. That was about 7 years ago, I think. One friend has apparently used hers - well - to death.
She made a comment one day that she was going to have to quit using it. I'm sure it was a hint for Christmas.
So here it is!
I'm not a big orange fan, but I do love the cheerful look of this one. I had a fat quarter bundle of 8 fabrics, I cut 4" squares and made a big piece of patchwork, then cut the tote out. I have enough of the patchwork left to make a few small items, and I still have about half of the bundle left, to make other items at some point.
I used the twin needle for the quilting (you know I'm just a basic quilter - straight line is about the extent of what I feel good doing). The thread I used was orange.