Monday, July 12, 2010

Oak Park

Hello Everyone,

Have you ever been to Oak Park, IL? I have, many years ago, and it is a wonderful place to visit. If you are visiting Chicago, you should definitely make a stop here. There are many things to do and see. The Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio, as well as the Hemingway Museum are top picks here.

But if you can get there maybe you can make a quilted tote bag with the same name. You might remember this post that I did a little while ago, a little sneak peek and a kitty. Well I would love to elaborate on what I was making that day.



Here is a close up of the fabrics. They are Sugar by Art Gallery and Essex/Cotton Linen Blend Medium Aqua by Robert Kaufman. They really went to together well. I highlighted them with straight line quilting with a subtle variegated teal thread.


Added a beautiful yellow vintage button. It just seemed like this was the one. I tried many other buttons, but this was the winner. Love how it is wispy, don't you?


This is the back. No button here, but pretty none the less.


Here you can see the whole bag! Now for the real details... this is another wonderful pattern by Stephanie of Loft Creations!! I tested it for her and it was a breeze to put together, fun too! Great job, Stephanie! You can purchase the pattern by visiting her Etsy Store.

Would you like to make one just like mine?? Well, say no more, you can get your own kit right in my online shop. Just click HERE. You will have two options, the medium aqua bag or one with hot pink Essex!! The pattern still needs to be purchased through Stephanie.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Until Next Time...


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26 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm very lucky to call you one of my Supremes. Your work is always beautiful and you have a wonderful eye for color. Thank you!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm very lucky to call you one of my Supremes. Your work is always beautiful and you have a wonderful eye for color. Thank you!!!

Rafael's Mum said...

Love your colour choices!! That aqua is wonderful.. I am falling in love with all the Essex blendies....

Fiesta said...

Jackie, your work is amazing and your choices of fabric and thread is perfect.

Annemariesquilt said...

Wonderful bag by Stephanie and you have just picked the right fabric to make it awesome..

Peach Rainbow said...

Cute little bag - Love the colors!

Rumi said...

Looks like the perfect summer bag! Love your color choices!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely version of Stephanie's new pattern! And such fun, that you are offering it as a kit!

PunkiePie said...

That is really pretty!! You're tempting me to make another bag!

Janet said...

I've just been over to admire all the totes and I'd have a hard time picking a favourite. They are all gorgeous and your sewing is impeccable.

Anya said...

Love the fabrics in that bag!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Jackie -- I love the aqua!

Dandelion Quilts said...

VERY cute.

Annette said...

I love watching how you play with color. This bag is beautiful!

moramargaritaster said...

It`s just beautiful!!

badlandsquilts said...

Perfect quilting for the bag!

Sherri said...

Love the bag...I ordered the pattern as soon as I saw it on Stephanie's post! Love your color choices and quilting!

Cathi said...

I love the bag -- the colours you used are fabulous!

em's scrapbag said...

Very cute bag! Stephanie is so creative.

pratima said...

Beautiful colors and a very lovely pattern :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You and Stephanie are a great combination on this bag!

Diane J. Evans said...

You can never have enough beautiful bags like this one!

Diane

Victoria said...

You two make a super team!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful job Jackie, I love those fabrics. I commented how nice it is on Stephanie's blog.

wishes, true and kind said...

Very pretty bag, Jackie! So great for summer.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hey, I live about 40 minutes from Oak Park, IL. But that is another story. I love the colors you used for Stephanie's Bag. beautiful, just beautiful!!

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