Monday, October 22, 2012

Mouthy Stitches 2 Tote

A couple of months ago I signed up for the Mouthy Stitches 2 swap and today I mailed off the tote I made for my secret partner.

Mouthy Stitches 2

Her inspiration mosaic had a lot of brightly-colored hexagons laid out in interesting combinations, so I decided it was time for me to do some hexies.  The layout for my hexies was inspired by the colors in the hexagons themselves.  I really enjoyed playing around with the different colors and seeing which ones looked good together.  I'm quite happy with how it came out, and I hope my secret partner loves it.

Mouthy Stitches 2 Tote Front

On the reverse side I played around with the quilting a bit.  Another thing I noticed about my secret partner's inspiration mosaic was that all the things she had pictured had some fun geometric-looking quilting, so I did my take on "geometric quilting" while trying to make sure it didn't get too busy.

Mouthy Stitches 2 Tote Back

In addition to the tote, we were allowed to go crazy and make whatever kind of key fob we wanted for our partners.  I stuck with the hexie theme and made my partner a reversible hexie keyfob with  lobster clasp.  Each side of the fob is made out of 6 half-inch hexies, and each side has a rainbow of colors.

Mouthy Stitches 2 Key Fob

I also added one of my new tags I had made recently to the bag.  Now my partner will never be able to forget who she got the tote from.

Mouthy Stitches 2 Tote Close-up


Linking up this post with:

Sew Chatty Sew Happy Geek Plum and June Fresh Poppy Design

26 comments:

  1. Lucky partner - I love everything, especially those tiny hexies on the keychain!! The quilting is very effective. Nice job!

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  2. love that detail! But everything about it is cute! Good job!

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  3. what a beautiful bag!!! Love hexies!

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  4. Your tote is gorgeous and your work on that teeny, tiny key fob is incredible. Your partner must be so excited!

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  5. This is beautiful. Your partner is very lucky.

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  6. I am in love with this!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love!!! I can't wait to learn hexies!

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  7. Love the tote and the key fob is the best!
    Carol

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  8. Wow, Stephanie! What a great tote. I love that key fob! Your partner will love it.

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  9. Very cool tote, absolutely love it!

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  10. Very lucky partner. That tote is awesome!

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  11. This is absolutely gorgeous. Been meaning to try some hexies myself. Good inspiration! I especially love your quilting on the back - it just makes it perfect!

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  12. this one is lovely! I love the rainbow colors!

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  13. Oh I love this! That key fob is to die for, it must have taken you ages and a lot of patience to make it that tiny!

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  14. love LOVE love that bag! What a fabulous design, I always think of little bee hives! I really like the way you've sewn around the applique, it looks great. Found you via manic monday link up. :)

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  15. All those hexagons a great. Love the tote, you partner is so very lucky!

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  16. Such a gorgeous tote bag - love all of your colourful hexies!

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  17. Great bag, and the fob is brilliant!

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  18. I just love this bag...
    The cute hexies are super cool. The bag overall is awesome...your partner is super lucky to get this.

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  19. Ridiculous!!!!! LOVE LOVE this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Wow! I love this! I wish I was your partner! Caught it on Quilt Story!

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  21. It`s gorgeaous with that lovely hexies!!

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  22. Spank me. It’s the only way I learn. Hey, i am looking for an online sexual partner ;) Click on my boobs if you are interested (. )( .)

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