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« on: September 05, 2019 02:41:47 PM »

I recently made this rainbow tote bag for the Make Me a Rainbow Swap  Cheesy It was tons of fun to make even if it did take a little longer than the swap requirements  Roll Eyes

Either side could be the front, but this is the side I picked for front:



Back:



Inside pocket, snap, and stitching detail (rainbow thread!  Smiley ):



And here are my planning and in-progress pictures and overly worded descriptions:

The plan, 12 color blocks with one each of ROYGBV (I cut out indigo, sorry  Tongue ) and one block to go between each with their common neighbor mixed in. Example is the block between Red and Yellow is Red, Yellow, and Orange.



Each block started as a 7" square but they shrunk throughout the process. Here they are on their own  Smiley

Front side blocks:

Red:


Red, Orange, Yellow:


Yellow:


Purple, Red, Orange:


Orange:


Orange, Yellow, Green:


Back side blocks:

Yellow, Green, Blue:


Blue:


Blue, Purple, Red:


Green:


Green, Blue, Purple:


Purple:


And some more in-progress pictures  Grin

Starting to add the grey border:





Closeup (it's actually grey with shimmery gold):



Each side finished and ready for bottom and lining:



I love how the border makes each section "pop" instead of having them bleed together.

I used mostly fabric from my stash and used a heavier linen type fabric for the bottom and lining. The blocks were made using a modified version of this tutorial Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019 03:43:04 PM »

I love this so dang much and wish it was mine. It is amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019 04:25:38 PM »

LOVE this. The colors and the bag are fantastic.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2019 07:47:03 PM »

Well done!  Inspires me to play at patchwork more
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019 06:27:54 AM »

I love rainbows, I love quilting, I love bags....I LOVE THIS PROJECT!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2019 11:23:14 AM »

Everything about this is perfect!  Such care went into the planning and the execution is top notch!
Lucky LUCKY recipient!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2019 11:54:20 AM »

Absolutely stunning!  Rocks.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2019 12:30:21 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2019 04:02:38 PM »

WOW, this is awesome! Your swap partner must have swooned.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2019 01:39:10 AM »

Fabulous! Love the colors. Smiley
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