Friday, March 8, 2013

South Bay Area MQG Tote Swap

The March meeting at the South Bay Area MQG meant it was tote swap time!! We signed up earlier in the year and were assigned secret partners and a list of likes and dislikes.

My secret partner, Susy, is always a joy to visit with. She brings a smile to my face every time.  Susy loves many things, but I concentrated on her love of bright colors, the sea and Malka Dubrawsky.  

This is what I came up with. I arranged the fabric in stripes to let the design and colors do the talking. Then, I quilted the heck out of it.  

Add a bold blue interior and a sassy flower and we're good to go.

On the flip side, I received two gorgeous bags from Pat.  

My tote came with it's own carrying pouch. Dots? Stripes? Orange? Aqua?!? Yup, she did good.  Real good! : D This was such a fun activity. I highly recommend you swap totes with your sewing friends.


  1. Great bags by you and ones you received - a win - win for sure!

  2. Hi, I just found your blog, and I love it ! Love the way you are using colors. I will follow you, and have also found you on instagram.

    Elin from Norway

  3. Hey great swap! I'm swap mama for my MQG. Did you use one pattern for the swap.

    1. We used this tutorial for the basic construction,

      Some people got extra fancy with theirs. You can see all of the totes from the meeting on the guild's flickr page,

  4. Fabulous totes - such a great idea for a swap!

  5. Lucky Me!!! I can't wait to see it, Adriane! I always love your color and design sense. Feel so lucky to have gotten you as my secret partner! Thank you soooo much!

  6. How fun to do a secret swap. Cute totes!

  7. How fun! "tote swap"! Love your bright colors choice!



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