I'm headed to Nashville for a workshop at the beginning of March so I made a new bag! This is the Nikki Tote designed by my friend, Michelle. The pattern is wonderful! Her instructions are really clear, but to be perfectly honest, I only read through them once because I've made so many bags. I shrunk the pattern down a tad (I printed at 85%), but I wish I would have made the full size, I like a big bag!
I also didn't make the cool handles Michelle designed because I didn't have any buttons on hand and I was impatient. :) I used an Anna Maria Horner home decorator weight for the exterior and Essex Yard Dyed in black for the handles.
I sort of love the inside more than the outside! I used Riley Blake's So Sophie dots for the main interior and then some Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley and Heather Ross Far Far Away II for the pockets. Love love love how these fabrics work together!
I also finished hand quilting this little mini! I'm now thinking of doing something similar on my big Good Folks bee quilt! It will take forever, but that quilt is so special I think it deserves special quilting! Now I have to decide if I want to do an all over pattern like on this mini or if I want to quilt each block differently. Decisions!
This is what I'm cutting into tonight for my friend, Sara. I think I'm going to try Holly's herringbone block!