Here it is. . TADA. . my "Project Quilting" challenge entry.
The song I chose for this project is "The Music Never Stopped." The original artist is John Barlow but the version I like best is when Bobby Weir sings it from the Grateful Dead.
This is a Reversible Quilted Tote.
I used my grated hand-dyed fabrics for this tote and quilted it with my new machine using variegated metalic thread.
Here are some shots before the tote was assembled:
For the red contrasting pocket I quilted a "hearts" motif. - one of my favorite stitches.
I quilted a large feather on this side
The blue contrasting pocket holds a treble clef, and stippled background
For the musical notes I used Steam-a-Seam II light. The fabric is a fuzzy fabric I hand-dyed brown. . I used a raw-edge applique stitch to secure.
After I had assembled the sides, straps I was ready to turn it RIGHT-SIDE OUT. Since I used batting on both the lining AND the outside . . to make it reversible and have both parts quilted. . it was a bit of trouble getting it turned. This part reminded me of the old "Popples" dolls. tee hee.
Alright. . all done!
I'm not certain which side is the correct "outside" and "inside" . . But here is the RED sides:
and here is the blue sides:
Closeup of the treble clef pocket
You have until Sunday at Noon to join in the "Project Quilting" Challenge over at Kim's Crafty Apple!