Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Napa Valley Picnic Tote as a Diaper Bag- Nice!

I received an email this week from a talented lady, Anathea.  She sent me pictures of a diaper bag that she had just completed using the Napa Valley Picnic Tote pattern.  I always love to see what folks do with my patterns and this one really made me smile.  She made it for a friend who is expecting twins. Have I mentioned that my son and daughter-in-law are also expecting twins?  Have I mentioned how excited I am to be a grandma?....think of the sewing for two babies!  But more about that in a future post....let's get back to Anathea and her adorable diaper bag.

This pattern was designed as a tote for all of your picnic gear and features a water resistant lining option for easy clean-up but its roomy size and pockets also make it ideal as a diaper bag.  Here are some of the things that I like about Anathea's bag....
1.  The quilting:  The wavy quilting is playful and mirrors the water in the pocket fabric.

2. Fabric choice and use of fabric:  I love the pocket fabric illustrating The Ugly Duckling story.  The fabric is Das Haessliche Entlein from Kokka fabrics.  The solids are Essential Solids from Free Spirit Fabrics and the handles are Wee Wanderer from Michael Miller fabrics.

3. Quality sewing and details:  Anathea opted for a fabric lining as opposed to the ripstop lining in the pattern.  Check out how she placed the printed fabric inside the nice!

Her zipper insertion and end pockets are also top notch!

Thanks, Anathea, for sharing your darling bag with us.  If you would like to see more of Anathea's lovely work, check out her Etsy shop at Blue Canary Quilts.  You will be impressed with her work!


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