i've been working on a random patchwork
made of scraps from another project.
i like the proportions and style of
this tote, (a promotional piece from a bookseller's chain),
and so am using it as a template.
i'm piecing one single long rectangle that will
create the front, bottom and back.
the two sides and bottom will also be
one continuous piece.
i guess i'll have to devise a binding
to tidy up the seams where everything
will be joined.
i'm torn between machine quilting the piece,
or trying something different.
i love the bold hand stitching on these bags.
maybe some thick, squash colored embroidery floss?