Friday, June 6, 2008

In the Pink (again)

Oh no, not more pink I hear you cry! For anyone that does not love pink you need to look away now :)
I made this tote bag from a pattern by Quilts Illustrated called Charm Party Tote.
The fabric (a charm pack of course) is Moda Quilt Pink 11.
The picture I took is a bit far away but you can click on it for a better view.




I took the bag out on location because the pink bushes below our apartment are so pretty at this time of year



Here's a close-up of the bag to let you see the little flower buttons that are sewn at the corners of the squares.



and there were squares left over so I just had to make a matching pincushion as I'm sure this will be used as a project bag. There are roomy pockets inside the bag - ideal for all those quilting bits and pieces.



I'm sorry there is no cross stitch content in this post. I do have one small finish, then there are finishes that can't be shown and various pieces that are half finished so hopefully next time.

As always, I would like to thank everyone who visits my blog and for your nice comments. I take pleasure in reading them all and would love to respond to each and every one but unless your email address is in your profile I'm not able to reply.

44 comments:

Linda said...

What a beauty Margaret, love the design and the fabrics you've used, and look at you, your machine quilting!!! Absoloutely beautiful.

Char said...

Love it love it....you know I love PINK anyways....such a beautiful bag...........
hugs, Char

Heather said...

Wow, I love them! You do beautiful work, I really have enjoyed reading through your blog.

Daffycat said...

Such a lovely bag you made! Those flower buttons are perfect!

angelasweby said...

Oh Margaret,
You are determined to keep us drooling. Not like pink...who??? This tote bag is gorgeous. i love those pink shades and the finishing is perfect. The little pink glass buttons are perfect. I love the litttle pincushion too.
Seeing those beautiful pink oleander blooms just took me back to Cyprus. We had these in our front garden too but be careful, don't touch without washing your hands afterwards as they are poisonous :>)
Hugs, Angela

Itching To Stitch said...

Lovely bag and pincushion ;)

Sandra said...

Your bag is gorgeous Margaret, it looks very professional, you should go into business.

Brigitte said...

Oh Margaret, this bag is a real beauty. All your projects are just adorable, I wish I would be able to make so many beautiful things, too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your pink bag and accessories are just all so lovely.

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

Very beautiful bag ! Clara loves with it and your finishing is perfect, congrats !
Have a nice week-end :-))
XXXDomy

Anita said...

The bag is lovely Margaret, I have some charm packs the same LOL

Linda said...

Hi,this is a lovely bag and such nice work too.
I found your blog by way of Nancy and I have been enjoying so many of your earlier post. I love cross stitching too. I'm working on a Blackbird Design and really enjoying it. I see you have the sweet heart scissors...they are on my wish list. Happy stitching...hugs, Linda

Sonda in OR said...

I LOVE your pink bag. If I could sew, this would be something I would love to make! Nice job!

suz said...

Margaret, these are all so lovely. I love the pink....the apple blossom oleanders are blooming here now and they are wonderful....same shade.
I'm emailing your blog to a friend who quilts. I know she'll love seeing the quilted totes. She quilts a lot of nice gifts for her many granddaughters. Happy Stitching!

Joei said...

WOW, it's just so pretty, I love it! The flower buttons and the pincushion are so cute. Great Job!!

Kim said...

Hi Margaret! Once again you have created a beautiful bag. We don't mind your obsession with pink, LOL!!! You always make your posts look so lovely. Very sweet!

Sweet P said...

Your bag is sooooo cute! You will look great walking down the street with it.

Nancy said...

Margaret this is just stunning, and what a very sweet pincushion! Your work is always perfection.

The pink flowers in bloom are a treat to the eye, and I love it when you show scenic photos of Spain. What a breathtaking country.

Yuko said...

Another perfect works, Margaret!
Your works are always so neat and so beautiful!
This times tote bag is very sweet and the little pincushion is also so lovely!
Your photos are always feast my eyes very much!

Nancy said...

That tote is wonderful and what a nice idea to take it to the flowers. You are very clever. The buttons are such a cute little add on too. Great bag and I bet it will go lots of places with you and your stitching.
Nancy V

Heidi said...

Well my dear Margaret, you have outdone yourself this time! This is the MOST ADORABLE tote I have seen. It is the perfect place to show it with the row of pretty oleanders blooming. What a joy it will be for you to use this pretty tote bag and be very pretty in pink. :)

Hugs ~
Heidi

staci said...

Another gorgeous bag! Your finishing and attention to detail are so beautiful! Love the matching pincushion (and scissors!)

staci said...

Another gorgeous bag! Your finishing and attention to detail are so beautiful! Love the matching pincushion (and scissors!)

Carol R said...

A pretty pink posting!

Sachiko said...

Oh!!Lovely pink bag!!
Each fabrics are so cute and you choose d sence is very nice!!
Also pincushon is beautiful!

Sally said...

I adore your pink and pin cushion Margaret. They are just so pretty. Love those pink scissors too:)

sandra said...

They are simply beautiful!

Nadine said...

Absolutely beautiful ! Your bag is sooo gorgeous, Margaret, and so is the cute pincushion. Did you guess it ? ? ? YESS, I do love pink ! :>)

Well done, dear !

XOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Hazel said...

I love pink!! Wow some lovlies on your blog. I have just ordered Thank You Sarah Tobias too. Can't wait to get it. xx

Françoise said...

Lovely Lovely!!!!!
pink!!!
wwwwoua!!!
hugs
françoise

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Margaret,
love the bag and the color - have you noticed that "pink" has become so popular - could our friend Francoise be influencing us.

Great work - love the little glass flower buttons.

Roberta

Karen said...

Such talent! I love your pink! Where do you find such cool pinks?

Joni said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I'm a fellow pink freak so keep up the pink, Margaret. The setting is just gorgeous and the flower buttons finish it off perfectly. Good on ya!

Sonnja said...

What a beautiful bag!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
from the Netherlands

Sheila said...

What a gorgeous bag! Who couldn´t like pink - this should change their minds! It´s fabulous! Huge congratulations!

Sew Prim Khris said...

Just beautiful as usual. Love it all. Hugs Khris

Nicola said...

Your tote bag is just beautiful Margret.

Sharon said...

How beautiful that is. You do such beautiful work. Love the pincushion and how you added those flower buttons, so pretty.

Sharon said...

How beautiful that is. You do such beautiful work. Love the pincushion and how you added those flower buttons, so pretty.

Carolien said...

Hello Margaret,

This bag is so beautiful! And I could eat that pincushion, I simply LOVELOVELOVE it!
Thank you for sharing these pictures with beautiful things ...

Many greetings, Carolien

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Margaret, Your On Location pic is sooo tropical and beautiful as is your bags beautiful "Pink" bags. I am crazy for pink too. LOL Is the flowers blooming Rhodies??? You live in such a lovely place. Hugs Judy

La Mañosa said...

Cute bag and pin cushion! I love pink, actually, so I will never tire of seeing your pink projects.

Cenoura said...

Absolutely lovely this bag!
I love your blog, you do great work!

Julie said...

We must be "Bag Soul Sisters"!!!LOL I have made this bag too....only in my favourite colours....BROWN!!

Beautiful Blog!