Good morning, my friends! And welcome to my stop on the Posy Garden Blog Tour!
I am going to start by telling you one of my favorite adjectives… Crisp.
I tend to over-use it when I am trying to portray a certain sense or feeling to my husband. I stutter, “…you know that fresh, crisp, clean, crisp look!” or “It looks so crisp! It’s so beautifully… crisp!” Early in our marriage, he’d roll his eyes and mutter, “You and that word.” (I am happy to say he’s starting to finally get all the meaning it holds.)
I am telling you this because honestly I can’t think of a better word to use to describe Carina Gardner’s new fabric line, Posy Garden, for Riley Blake Designs, other than…well, crisp! It is a beautiful collection of florals and geometrics in a color palette that’s to die for.I knew right away that I actually wanted to sew something for myself with these prints and decided they would make a beautiful Maker’s Tote. (Pattern is by Anna Graham from Noodlehead.) I made the larger of the two sizes the pattern comes in, and let me tell you… I am in love with this bag. It is small enough so I don’t feel like I am carrying around luggage, but large enough to hold books, supplies, probably a chocolate bar and maybe a random diaper or two. Perfect!
With some of the leftover scraps I decided to make a mini quilt. I love the way Posy Garden looks against pure white, so I sketched out a design that would incorporate the prints I had along with plenty of white. I also wanted it to have a soft almost flower-y look, so I came up with the following design made from lots of half triangle squares. (And as you can see, I had chubby little Finian hands helping me.)Be sure to check out all the other amazing Posy Garden projects this week. Here is the daily line-up:
Monday, August 1st: My Sewing Haven with Carla Peicheff
Tuesday, August 2nd Happy Little Cottage with Debbie Homick
Tuesday, August 2nd The Family Hearth with Bridgette McNay
Wednesday, August 3rd Fort Worth Fabric Studio with Lindsey Weight
Wednesday, August 3rd Happy Quilting Melissa with Melissa Corry
Thursday, August 4th Pretty By Hand with Kristyne Czepuryk
Thursday, August 4th Out of the Blue with Sondra Davison
Friday, August 5th Samelia’s Mom with Anorina Morris
Friday, August 5th Free Time Frolics with Adrienne Woods
Monday, August 8th Flamingo Toes with Bev McCullough
Monday, August 8th Silly Mama Quilts with Brooke Sellmann
Tuesday, August 9th Snickerdoodle Stew with Jessica Stewart
Tuesday, August 9th A Little Patchwork with Ange Hamilton
Wednesday, August 10th Ameroonie Designs with Amy Chappell
Thursday, August 11th One Little Pooh with Tina
Thursday, August 11th Jedi Craft Girl with Amanda Neiderhauser
Friday, August 12th Stitching Revival with Christine Cook
Oh, and P.S… I also love the word Cherry Apple Crisp! 🙂
20 thoughts on “Posy Garden Blog Tour – Maker’s Tote”
And your work is crisply clean and beautiful!! What beautiful projects!
Thank you for the kind words! 🙂
Bridgette, it’s fabulous! You did a beautiful job on the tote and wall hanging. They really are crispy and clean and Posy Garden designers must delight in your crafting that shows a good amount of fabric so artfully. Keep up the good work. Love ❤ you.
Aww, Thank you! 🙂 Love you, too! xo
you choose the most fantastic fabric. The tote is gorgeous and the quilt!! lovely! 🙂
Such kind words. Thank you so much! 🙂
This bag is so pretty – it makes me want to make one too! I love half square triangles and this mini is perfection!
You definitely should! I would love to see one you make. And I most definitely share your love for half triangles. They are as addicting as hexagons! 🙂 🙂
Your projects are just perfect! I love the bag, so much!
Your projects are just perfect! I love that bag, so much. Posy Garden is just a wonderful range.
Thanks, Anorina! It really is a wonderful range! I was just admiring all of your projects with it!!
Love the bag and the quilt – gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing this pretty fabric line and your projects! Is there a pattern for the quilt?
Love both of your projects – gorgeous work! Is there a pattern for your pretty quilt? Thanks for your inspiration. Lovely fabrics!
Thank you, Susan! I haven’t written up a pattern for it yet, but if you are interested I’d be happy to write it up in my next post. 🙂
Your Makers tote is so pretty and I love the mini quilt you made also!
Thank you, Kirsten! So sweet!
SO PRETTY! BOTH THE TOTE+QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!
Gorgeous bag! Not just the fabric or pattern, but your wonderful construction! I’m working towards making a Maker’s tote for myself, so I have to ask, what did you use as the stabilizer? I’m undecided between Annie’s Soft and Stable and Flex-Foam. I can only hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours! 🙂