Thursday 28 April 2016

Finishing small things 4

On my finish along list for quarter two I have a mosaic of small projects.  

This project is number 12.

Procrastinating about the more intricate piecing I need to do on two quilt tops I decided to make the 2-4-1 tote I cut out so many years ago.  This was my original idea...

I mislaid the other main piece of this bag (the fabric with pink flowers on it) so cut out two new pieces, then the interfacing (from muslin as I didn't have enough of the sticky stuff) and the lining.  It turns out I hadn't cut out as much as I thought!   I followed the instructions by Noodlehead.  I am probably the only person who hasn't made one of these bags...and I have to say it was pretty straightforward.  

I went for the easy version without zipped pockets but a patch pocket inside - more elephants!   It does have a magnetic fastening which I used for the first time - super easy to do that!   

 It has had a bit of a transformation and morphed into quite a different look.  But who wouldn't like elephants?  

I will be linking this project to the Finish-A-Long 2016 at the end of quarter 2

Finish A Long 2016

This 2-4-1 tote in slightly changed format is on my Quarter 2 list here


  1. No, I haven't made one of these, even though I have had the pattern for quite some time! Maybe your pretty version is the push I need. You are making great headway on your FAL list- you are a woman possessed!!!

  2. I love it!
    P.S. I haven't made one, either!

  3. Lovely bag - and a great finish to boot. You seem to be powering through your list!

  4. Oh, how fun! I finished one for the FAL too! :) I love the elephants!

  5. What a lovely bag! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

  6. Oh my these totes are a mental commitment! Love how yours came together. The ellies are adorable!
    On behalf of the global 2016 FAL hosts, thanks for playing along!

  7. I love those elephants! I find bags super challenging, so you can add me to the list of people who haven't made one :)


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