I followed PlanetPatchWork on Twitter during Houston’s Quilt Market 2009. They took pics of a lot of the new products and it was fun to see what they saw. Lynn Holland wrote a review of the trip and said that Pat Sloan's Georgia bag class seemed to be most in demand on the “class wanted” board.
So, of course, I had to go to Pat Sloan’s website and see what Lynn was talking about. I thought the tote was just the cutest thing and I had to order the kit. This particular kit had all the items necessary to complete the tote. Decorative threads were even included. The appliqués and rick-rack were already fused to the fabric. All the pieces were cut to size. And the bottom part was stitched to the front. Most of the grunt work done – all I had to do was start the fun part.
I had a good time choosing the various decorative stitches to hold those appliqués in place. And the background was a nice place to practice some quilting motifs.
I haven’t yet decided what purpose this bag is going to serve, I just like the looks of it and all the bright colors used. Right now it is hanging from a metal shower hook that is hooked under my ironing board. What a convenient, out of the way place, to hang things. And when I swivel around in my sewing chair, I can admire The Little Georgia Tote!