A few weeks ago I joined the Mouthy Stitches 2 tote bag swap. The girls involved are huge fun and there is an incredible pool of talent in the group. We are using this super straight forward pattern for a reversible tote.
After waiting for some much needed supplies to arrive, here's where I'm at. I have been assigned a lovely partner. I am a little in awe of her as she makes beautiful things. Having said that, she seems quite laid back and I'm really hoping I have interpreted her inspiration mosaic correctly.
Lynne's lozenge templates, which you can find here. I seem to have been making these lozenge blocks forever but I know my partner likes a bit of English paper piecing and I feel like I can make these blocks in my sleep. I had originally planned to finish the block in the normal way with the half square triangles but someone else in the group had the same idea. I had a play around and quite liked the look of it on point. My partner prefers a warm palette and is happy for me to go scrappy.
The pieced block will be appliqued on to the natural Essex linen backing and I shall probably do a little piecing on the back. We can't stray too far from the original pattern but I plan on putting in an interior zip! For an extra, we have to make a key fob. A huge thank you to swap mama Susan who sent me the metal ware so that I could make mine!
So now I just have to wait patiently for my partner to give the thumbs up...or not!
Hope you have had a great weekend!