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I finally started using up my fussy cut hexes! I'm going on a three day quilting retreat starting Friday and I thought it would be nice to make myself a big roomy tote for all my supplies.

22 hexes in total all one inch in size. I used invisible thread and machine appliqued them on. I ironed them so so so much and each little point is so wonderful! They are all hand sewn together before the paper is removed. After pressing them, I removed the papers, then ironed them again. Then they were pinned into place and sewn on.

I used super gorgeous linen. The lining is Erin Michaels paint swatch fabric, I used it because it has all the same colors as the hexes, so so so much fun! The polka dots are from Momo Wonderland. I hand sewed the top binding on. The handles are I believe Clover and from Japan. They were also hand sewn on and I totally pushed my needle through my finger nail. EEEKK!!!

The bag is machine quilted, in hindsight I wish I'd done french seams on the inside of the bag. But that's ok!

*Please do NOT copy this bag!*

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  1. kelp! 61 months ago | reply

    Oooh, love! I'm trying not to fave every damn thing in your photostream, but I love this one too much to resist!

  2. tutti fruiti 61 months ago | reply

    so insanely good.

  3. petite sparrow 61 months ago | reply

    i really think you need to start making bags...

  4. quietlygoingmad 61 months ago | reply

    This is jaw dropping...stunning!!! Just gorgeous! Ahhh I can't stand it I am going to be staring at this all day! (Hope your fingernail feels better!)

  5. Nora J S 61 months ago | reply

    What a gorgeous bag! You're super talented.

  6. Stitches in Play 61 months ago | reply

    i love everything about this!
    and the white on white flow-y quilting is amazing!

  7. ninimakes 61 months ago | reply

    That is SUCH a pretty bag! I love it all, right down to your handles. And better the fingernail than the finger I say!

  8. lauriten 61 months ago | reply

    It's soooo lovely!!!
    I wish I had time (and a sewing machine) to do things like this!
    Did you make the whole bug to?
    (I have to look for some words from your explanatio in the dictionary
    )

  9. Collins H K 61 months ago | reply

    Beautiful bag! So well thought out, I really love this.

  10. one pink plum 61 months ago | reply

    This is a beautiful bag, I think I may need to spend some time making hexagons tonight!

  11. Sew Katie Did 61 months ago | reply

    You've outdone yourself! Gorgeous!

  12. fancypicnic 56 months ago | reply

    totally gorgeous x

  13. sewdeerlyloved 49 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called { Sprinkled } with Embroidery & Embellishments!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. sewdeerlyloved 49 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called { Handsome } Hexies, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. .House. of A La Mode 49 months ago | reply

    i lOVE this bag sooo much... i had to put you on my blog roll... so i won't miss anything else you do!! :)

  16. Jeanette House 49 months ago | reply

    oh wow, this is fabulous!

  17. -Vivie- 48 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Patchwork your life, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  18. I'm Feelin' Crafty 14 months ago | reply

    Love the machine stitching with the invisible thread idea! Great! The bag is beautiful!

  19. chazz43 7 months ago | reply

    this so beautiful, I love bags and totes

  20. myspirit4 7 months ago | reply

    Where did you get those handles?

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