Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Tote Swap

I joined a Summer tote Swap hosted by Dandelion quilts..My secret partner likes more modern fabrics so I went to town using the "flower sack" pattern....I think it turned out pretty summery....









I used a red modern floral on the outside, A lime green on the inside and red dots for the strap....
I have been playing with beeswax too so I made a little tag to go with it.











I made her a little wallet to match, and also sent a couple of gently used patterns, come vintage fabric from a pillowcase and some quilting pins....It is going to someone I don't know at all, so I hope she enjoys it.....

30 comments:

Barb said...

Oh wow, just adorable, just love the colors.

Julie Harward said...

I love the colors..you are such a talent! I have been sewing little dresses today, but I struggle, wish I had your talent! :D

Laurie said...

WOW Melinda! I know she's going to love it! the choice of fabrics is perfect, so summery!

Miss 376 said...

It all looks lovely, I am sure she will love it

Jenxo said...

How could she not, its all beautiful..... a very lovely swap...

Stempelientje said...

Absolutely AWESOME Melinda!

Patty said...

Of course she'll love it, what's not to love!

Little Messy Missy said...

That is so sweet! I missed that swap!!!

gin said...

very cute!

Pat said...

I'm sure she'll be thrilled to get such a fun tote AND the extra goodies, too!

Lorraine said...

lovely tote she will be made up with it

BEAR's Mom said...

how could she not love it...

those colors are gorgeous...

you are so talented sweetie!

~victoria~

Vicki said...

They have all turned out really really lovely. I love the colours and the style of everything is fab. I really love the little bees wax tag. Would love to know how you did that :)

Notjustnat said...

Oh wow Melinda, I love them specially the bag. If she doesn't it you know I would haha - I like your new profile photo too - Hugs Nat

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

How cute is this bag! Love it, love it! Great fabrics, great colors your secret pal is lucky! Happy Summertime! Jenna Louise

Bridget said...

Hey Girl--

I am CRAZY over your SUMMER TOTE! It is so dang cute, it makes me want to down and sew one right now. I just love to see something like that and feel so inspired. Keep on being an inspiration to all of us.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hey Melinda,

If your secret partner doesn't like it, tell her to wrap it up and send it to me. I'm crazy about the bag and the tag, as well as the little matching wallet.

It's amazing that red and green, normally associated with Christmas, can be so summery. The hot red is complimented by the cool green. I really like these complimentary colors (and patterns) together.

Fabric Art said...

Wow Melinda I sure your secret partner will love all these beautiful things you have done for her.
Anni

Angelcat said...

This is fabulous Melinda, what a lucky swap partner you have!

PunkiePie said...

Love it! The colors are great!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Are you kidding me???
She will LOVE it!!!
You amaze me with the wonderful way you put fabrics and colors together ~ so inspiring Melinda!
I hope you get something back just as beautiful! You have such a generous heart dear!
Blessings,
~Katie

Jenny said...

I don't want to be in the swap. I just want to buy that.

Is that wrong?

Yarni Gras! said...

great colors! I love how hot they look together, just pop off the page! Gorgeous as usual!!!!

Margaret said...

super colours, totally summer! fab! Mx

Sinta Renee said...

I got the tote bag Melinda!!! I absolutely love it! It is so adorable and I love the fabrics and the embelishment of the flower, the wallet and the goodies inside too! It is so fun! I had just been lusting after some of that fabric! Amazing! and I love the grommets too! Thank you sooo much!

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joanne lendaro said...

Cute, cute, cute, How can she NOT love it???

Dandelion Quilts said...

SOOO cute. I know she just loved it. What a cute wallet too. I love that red and green.

Mollye said...

Oooooooooooh you're just too much. This is the cutest bag I've ever seen. XXhave a happy weekend, Mollye

Shawnee said...

Oh my gosh, Melinda -- TOO cute!!