September 22, 2014

The Spectrum Tote






Here is another bag that I have made that I had to keep from you until the pattern was released.  This is the second time I have tested a bag by Sarah Gido at Cozy Nest Designs.  I love this tote.  Sarah's inspiration was a set of paint samples that she picked up as she was picking out paint for her kitchen.



She liked using a spectrum of different shades of the same color range.  But, once the testers got the bag, all kinds of different looks started to appear.  This tote became so much more.  Check out the other testers' bags here.  I now have so many ideas that I intend to use on this bag.  This is a tote that can be quilted and you can see that some of the testers did quilt their bags and they look fantastic.

The Spectrum Tote is a large bag measuring 18"w x 15" h x 4" d.  The inside has a magnetic snap and a zipper pocket.  Since I made my bag she has also added two rounded slip pockets.





This tote has an interlining of canvas that gives it a nice hefty feel.  You can also make it with Soft and Stable to get a more structured bag.  You will really enjoy making this one.  You can get the pattern here.

17 comments:

  1. It does look like paint samples! Beautiful! I looked at the other testers' bags, too... so creative!

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    1. Thanks. This was a fun one. I need to make a few more. Endless possibilities!

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  2. I'm really in to pinks lately. It looks adorable. Another one to be made up several times only problem is there are so many I want to make I never have the time.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. I loved all of the tester bags. Yours that was quilted was gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Lorena. I loved yours, too. I loved how different it looked from tester to tester.

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    1. Thanks, Daryl. I have to use pink every once in awhile.

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  5. A very sophisticated tote.
    It could be done in school colors too.

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  6. Very interesting concept for a bag. I'm not a pink lover but I can see the possibilities with this one. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Norma. Hope you looked at the tester bags because there were all kinds of ideas.

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  7. Fine blog post. Loved your version. It was a fun bag to make.

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    1. Thanks, Judith. It sure was fun. Great to see all of the fun ideas

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  8. Sigh...I love it, too! I have to admit--your bag and the rest of the testers' bags sure do make me feel like I need to buy this pattern and get going on it! It'll have to wait its turn in the queue, but I'm definitely putting this one on my "really want to do" list.

    Beautiful work.

    Krista

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    1. Thanks, Krista. This bag took on a life of its own. As color patterns started to get used up by other testers, the remaining testers got creative. It is a great bag! And good for you for keeping projects in the proper order. I sometimes don't have the patience to wait to try something new.

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