The second go wasn't without incident either but it's done and here is the front. I started again and English paper pieced my lozenges - this time going for a brighter scrappy look. (I have made so many of these lozenge blocks over the last few weeks that I should be half way to a quilt finish by now!) My partner is not being very mouthy - I know she is super busy and is so lovely she is instantly forgiven, but from her comments early on in the swap I began to think the original warm scrappy block may have been too dark. So perhaps it was a happy mistake that I got to make again.
I kept the quilting to the linen background only - an organic wavy line quilting which worked well.
Tula Pink's Birds & the Bees was used for the lining and the handles and why do I never remember to sew the label to the lining before I make the bag?
I pieced the back with some scrappy 1" squares and this time kept the quilting to an absolute minimum.
...and here's the back. So this little scrappy tote will be heading off to its new home at the end of the week. I'm hoping my partner will be pleased.
Now what's next on the to-do list....?