Adventurous Applique

An Island Batik Ambassador Adventure

Adventurous Applique Graphic (Medium)

Our April IBA project was “Adventurous Applique.” This played perfectly into a little project I have been wanting to do – a little project tote bag. I pulled out a number of the six inch strips from the rolls we received from Island Batiks, cut them into various strip widths and sewed two sets together. I sewed those to a neutral top.

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I pulled out my bag of IB scraps and cut a bunch of long skinny flower petals. I fused a stem and then fused the petals. I did the flower as a raw applique and added a center.

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A lining was added and voila! A cute little project tote bag that’s full of color, color, color!

Applique Bag (Medium)

Applique bag inside (Medium)

Linking up with:  My Quilt Infatuation, WIPS on Wednesday,  Let’s Bee Social

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10 responses »

  1. That’s a great bag! I like the combination of the pieced fabric with the applique. It really gives another level of interest to the bag.

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    • heartsdesireretreats

      It was fun to mix it all up and to play with several fabrics in a small application. Thank you!

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  2. So bright and lovely – you have done a great job indeed!!

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  3. It’s handy and cheerful! Great job! 🙂

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  4. Love it …the azalea looks lovely, too

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  5. What a clever way to incorporate a bunch of techniques into one little project!

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