July 31, 2009

31 : : Boxy Tote Pattern & a Giveaway!


I can't believe I've finally pulled this pattern together! I am so excited to tell you that it is in my shop right now for sale! And, I went to get interfacing at my LQS earlier - they want to sell it too! And maybe make a class out of it! I wasn't even trying to market it there yet, I had the kids with me, and thought I would come back when I had my act together :)

The giveaway - I will giveaway two copies on Monday, August 3rd. Leave a comment, and let me know what fabrics you would like to make it up with. Also, I would love to have your help spreading the word, so grab my picture and post on your blog. Let me know you posted in another comment for an extra chance.

Thanks for your help and have a great weekend!

Amy


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Marissa said...

I have some great prints from Patty young just waiting for me to make them into something. This would be perfect. How exciting that your Quilt shop wants to carry it!

Barbie said...

What a beautiful bag! I think it would look gorgeous in some Heather Baily Pop Garden or MoMo's Wonderland. I would love a chance to win the pattern. You are so creative. Thanks.

rainylakechick said...

I would love to make this in an array of bright orange prints. Super summery! Or maybe in navy blue for winter?? LOVE IT!

Brenda said...

I'd go for prints and solids in aqua and b/w perhaps. congrats on the pattern.

Brooke said...

I can't seem to stop using wonderland for EVERYTHING! But Lantern Bloom is tempting me lately as well...

Candied Fabrics said...

What a lovely bag - it obviously has great structure, which is what I LOVE! I would use my hand dyed fabrics - cause I use them in everything!

amandajean said...

how wonderful that it's for sale at your quilt shop! that's quite exciting! congratulations to you!

Sew It Up! said...

What a great bag and I wouldn't change a thing. The fabic you used are perfect!

Cathy said...

I think it would be cute in a medley of holiday prints, say, Halloween or Christmas. But those modern graphic prints you chose look fabulous!

So great that your LQS wants to retail the pattern. It could be the start of a new career.

Sew It Up! said...

I've just posted about your pattern and where to purchase on your Etsy shop. Good luck with the sale!

Terriaw said...

Adorable bag! Congrats on getting it out there. I would love to make this in either Good Folks or Flower Power fabrics.

foodmathquilts said...

I'd love to win a copy of the pattern. I would make your bag out of gold/blue/brown scraps that I bought recently (I wish I knew the name of the line!) They look vaguely oriental. Sadly, although I claim to have a blog I haven't actually done anyhting with it yet, so I can't enter that way.,
Good luck! (and I'd love to see your pattern in my local quilt shop www.quiltersdream.ca but I have no idea how you'd go about doing that.

V and Co. said...

anything in lime green...i'm obsessed with lime green and blue.

free indeed said...

Congrats! Nice to be able to make money doing something you love. I"m not quite up on fabric lines but I do like the small prints of Japenese fabrics I see online. There was another fab I saw with the cutest owls on it...course I can't remember where I saw it or the name of the line :(

I am still planning on making the quiltalong with you...just haven't had a chance to get upstairs...now that the garden and bushes are starting to produce, I may not be able to for a while or only get bits and snatches of time here and there.

CJ said...

I would make one up in Moda's Patisserie and one in Moda's 1974 for starters!

Renee G said...

That's a darling bag. It sounds like it has a life of its own. Congratulations.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

handmadeandpretty said...

As an Aussie I have not really come across Amy Butler fabrics before in my local craft and fabric stores, but since discovering it through blogland I think I would order some to try out on this bag!

Heather said...

I've got some Andalucia by Patty Young that would look so cute in this bag. Love it!!!! Congrats on the pattern.

RazakFamily said...

SUPER cute! I have some Amy Butler fabric just SCREAMING to be made into this bag....I SO hope I win :)

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, my, would I love a pattern for this bag!! I would stitch it in either Amy Butler, or since Fall is coming, maybe some earthy prints?

thanks for sharing!

rlbates said...

Love the purse, but not sure what fabrics I would use. Would love playing around with different ones. Just tweeted about the give a way. :)

Georgia said...

I would definitely use a mixture of cool Japanese prints to make this bag. Great pattern!

jess said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I would use some Japanese prints I got in my local shop, or some vintage sheets I have.

peaknits said...

Gorgeous! I do want to make something with Laura Gunn's fabrics or some pretty Analucia!

Kelly O. said...

oooh! I think that bag would be lovely in some authentic or some arcadia hmmm... beautiful!

Kris said...

I would love to make this bag with Michael Miller's new Jewel Tones line. It's so bold, but dark (which is good for someone like me who gets bags dirty really fast!) Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Great pattern, I think this would look great w/ some Heather Ross Mendocino!!

Lisa M

lmetson(at)wws-ius(dot)com

Kim said...

What a great pattern! I'd definitely use some silk kimono fabrics, I'm still repurposing... I'll be putting a link to your blog from mine as well. Great job on the pattern, congratulations!

Sara said...

I think I would use some turquoise prints or black and whites to make this bag...can't decide!!!

Love 2 Quilt said...

I love your bag. I'd make mine black and white, or red, or wonderland or amy butler.....I'm not too picky.........just love it.

Love 2 Quilt said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

Amy R said...

Congratulations on being published! I'd love to see the bag made up in Jo Morton fabrics. . . but, I love all things Jo, so I'm biased! I don't have a blog, so I only get one chance to win! Best of luck with the new part of your sewing life!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Amy, really cute bag! I love Amy Butler's fabrics so I think I would go with one of her collections. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

JaiCi said...

This is just so great! I would love to actually buy the pattern if I don't win...totally rocks!!!
I think I would ask my mom to send me some random fabric to make it out of...and just do it - no questions asked...always a fun project that way!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a great pattern and it looks like there is enough stabilizer to make it stand alone :) Very substantial. I would make this with either batiks or a combination of black and white prints (with maybe a shock of yellow).

Lunachance
aloren at msn dot com

jaybird said...

congrats!!! opportunity hits when it wants and you need to go for it! i'm super proud of you and i hope i win!! i'll be at work at my LQS all day tomorrow but i'll set good old blogger to post about you tomorrow!! so um yeah pick me.. k?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The bag is so cute Amy. I have some Amy Butler fat quarters that I think would look great for your bag!!

Brenda said...

I love the bag. I have some material that I received as a customer appreciation gift I would like to use in it. I have never made a bag and have been saving it for that purpose. Thanks for a chance to win!

Becca said...

Very cute bag! I would love to make one in teals and browns. Maybe Sis Boom fabric.

Deb said...

I love the bag and really like the fabrics you chose.

amylouwho said...

Way to go!! Which quilt shop was it?
I'm pretty sure if I made it there would be some blue fabric in there!

Jean said...

I would love a chance to win!!! Cute bag!

quiltmom said...

What a nice bag pattern that you have created- it is a lovely design.
Someone will be a lucky winner, Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.
Regards,
Anna

Heather Freund said...

I would love to make this bag up in the new Amy Butler line. My local quilt shop is having a sale next week, and I plan to stock up!
Heather Freund
h_freund@hotmail.com

Catherine Watts said...

That is such a cute bag. I have some Amy butler prints that I purchased last year that would be perfect for that bag. Thanks for the chance to win.

Catherine Watts said...

Have just spread the word by blogging about your giveaway.

amy smart said...

Good for you!! The bag is so cute. I think I would make it out of some orange and pink Amy Butler. So original, I know.

Quilt Nut said...

too cute! i have leftover Rebel Rose fabric by Henry Glass i think would be adorable in this. thanx for the chance

Martina said...

What a great bag. Just looks so pretty! I would love to do one in purple and green.

julia said...

Hi Amy,
congrats to the new design! The bag is gorgeous!
I just recently discovered the joy of bagmaking ~ I always thought I couldn't master it...but now I'm addicted...
Although I would love to see it in some 'Deer Valley', 'Hopscotch', 'Mezzazine', or any Amy Butler fabric, I think I'd choose a variety of Fig Tree fabrics ~ not only because I love them, but because I already have it at home ;o).
Good luck with your Etsy sales & of course thanks for this awesome giveaway!
Julia

Mel said...

NICE bag! It looks like a very useful size!

I have some skull fabric with scissors on a pale green that I would use to make the bag. Throw in several of my favorite scraps too!

Jane said...

This would be great in all kinds of fabric. I have a bunch, mostly orange & teal prints that I got from fabric.com earlier this year & would probably use some of those.

Bev C said...

Wouldn't it look lovely is some really bright zany colours. Happy days.

shiny4444 said...

The bag is absolutely yummy, I would love to make it in purple and orange - I'm inspired by flowers in those colours at the moment, it's really zingy. Well done on your success with "not marketing" the bag!!

Krousegirl said...

I would love to make this bag in Moma Wonderland. Im so over the moon with that fabric right now!
Thanks for the chance.
Jenny
Krousegirl2 At aol dot com

shiny4444 said...

Me again, I've just posted a link and info about the great giveaway on my blog http://shiny4444.blogspot.com/

tepee said...

What a cute tote. I just found some sample collections at a thrift shop, perfect for this kind of project or a small quilt.
tp

Teri said...

Great purse design. Good luck on the pattern sales.

Susan said...

Great bag! I would make mine in batiks!

Jackie said...

Amy, Congrats are definitely in order for you!!! That is fabulous that you have the pattern done and your LQS is willing to sell it for you. I wish you the best of luck! If I win it, I think I would make it up in black and whites or batiks.

Anonymous said...

I think this would look great in any fabrics, but I'd like to try it in Wildwood by E McMorris. Thanks for the chance!
Brina
blrohloff at aol dot com

ladmquilter said...

Love your tote I think it would look wonderful in batiks.

epban said...

Congratulations on publshing a pattern! I would use some Flea Market Fancy or Mendocino fabric.

Trudi said...

Love the bag Amy, it's cool! I love those Amy Butler fabrics tto, Yhough I'm more inclineded towards Turquoise, Chocolte and Lime :-) I'll post on my blog and be right back to let you know when I'm done!

Trudi said...

ok, I blagged about your bag on my blog! Happy weekend!

Stephanie said...

I love it and would make it in Chocolate lollipop....

Debbie in San Diego said...

Oh I think your bag is so darn cute! How about Robert kaufman's Night and Day fabric?

Jackie said...

Trudi sent me, LOVE the bag!

Melissa said...

I will definitely need to try this bag at some point- too cute. I think I would have to use Pop Garden. I've had some sitting around just waiting for the perfect project...

Karen said...

I would use my Amy Butler Midwest Modern 2 collection or maybe my Kaffee Fasset fat quarter collection or.....so many decisions!!!!

Barbara York said...

Oh I would love to win this pattern so I will wait till after monday to order it, JUST IN CASE!!!
I would like to make it in black and white.

Rachael Adele said...

Thanks for being so generous! I'd use some Amy Butler Lotus.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've got you on my side bar to help spread the word. I've got an Portabella Market that I've been wanting to use. A few FQ's and also a jelly roll. Would that work?

RoseofSharonStudio said...

Huge Congrats on finishing the pattern! I love it!
I would do mine in purple and green batiks.

RoseofSharonStudio said...

I also posted on my Rose of Sharon Studio blog! :)

Miri said...

I'd love to make this tote up for my B&W Challenge in cool lime green, black, and black and white prints.

Carol in E TN said...

Congrats on your bag pattern. I think something from Kaffe would be very nice!
libertythreads@charter.net

LindaTN said...

Your bag is very pretty. I would love to see it done in Moda Vine Creek fabic. I also see it done in seasonal fabrics and you could have a bag for each season.

LindaTN
ChenL99290@aol.com

meg99 said...

Beautiful bag!
I'd like to make this with some comtemporary fabric.
Maybe "Wonderland"by Momo?

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

great bag. i love the fabrics

i love amy butlers new fabrics

i'm doing a giveaway at my blog too, check it out!!

Pat said...

I love your new bag!! And the colors you have made it in are just perfect! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Mystica said...

Since special fabrics for quilting and craft are not available in Sri Lanka I would appreciate any fabric in shades of pink, lemon and light green!

Tks
Mystica

allsewnup said...

I'd have to go with brown, turquoise and a shot of red. It's absolutely wonderful.

I'm grabbing and posting right now for another chance!!

Carolyn*
ps: I've just become a follower too

Krista said...

Hmmm... I think since fall is quickly approaching (I know - I shouldn't have said that), I think some chocolates and oranges would go well...

Inspired Tokens said...

What an adorable bag! I love the lines of it. In case I win ...I'd like to sew one up using some very whimsical fabrics. It's a great pattern!

arlette said...

The bag is soooooooo cute, please count me in your give away!. I love the brown shades, and I bet the bag would look just wonderful with that colours.

arlette said...

I blogged about your giveaway
arlette0521.blogspot.com

Anya said...

That would look great with some black and white fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

Karamat said...

What a pretty bag! And I'd love to make one using different colors of Amy Butler Full Moon Dot

Martha said...

Nice purse! I like the pattern and would love to make it up in some black and white prints.

mtower@bellsouth.net

e4e823l said...

Adorable! Would look great in seasonable fabrics. Good excuse for 4 or more bags. Sarahe4e

Tam said...

Very very cute bag!

Just Ducky said...

What a beautiful bag. I am not particular about colors. If I win please surprise me.

Mary

Mary said...

I posted a link on my blog.

Mary

Michelle said...

I would make it in Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market fabric that I just bought. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on your pattern.

Trish said...

Love the bag! I would use Joel Dewberry's Deer Valley. I am loving this fabric!!

Michelle said...

I posted about the giveaway on my blog.

Gene Black said...

I think it would be great in Neptune by Tula Pink. Or maybe a billiant Kaffe Fasset ((spelling?)) floral. Oooh..or a mix of batiks. I am full of ideas it seems.

Congrats on the "accidental" marketing.

henny said...

Pretty tote bag!!
I would love to make one with my collection of Indonesian batiks.

badlandsquilts said...

Hmmm... I think I would use either neptune or wonderland by momo.

Congrats on the pattern & thanks for the giveaway!

Sherrill said...

I think it would be ADORABLE in Kaffe, don't you? That's what I'd make it up in! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Will & Greta said...

What an adorable bag! I would love to use some retro "hippie" batiks I just inherited from my aunt to make this bag. So chic!! Thanks for your generosity and inspiration! :)

Barb said...

What a lovely bag, I would use Samoan Fabrics and if you read that I am from American Samoa, don't let that bother you, we have US shipping rates....

QuiltyGoodness said...

Lovely bag! I am lately really loving Joel Dewberry's Deer Valley line.

Winona said...

This is such a cute bag. Congratulations on having your LQS carry the pattern. I am not picky, and love all colors. Winona

carmel said...

first ofall good luck with your shop! and it looks like a great bag! so good luck!!!
i realy dont know what fabrici would use. i like the combenation offabric that you picked out!
and i blogged about your giveaway
thanks and good luck again!

Alissa said...

I would love to use your new pattern to make a bag out of Tula Pink's Neptune fabric. Love it!

Anne said...

I would love it in summer soiree by paula prass! Such a cute giveaway, thanks for sharing! anne molino at hotmail dot com

Andrea said...

fantastic Amy! I'd make this bag in black and white prints, with the lining in a solid bold colour. congratulations on this!

Dawn said...

I'm loving orange and pinks as of late!! Thanks for the giveaway!

May Kristin said...

Cangrats on a new pattern and a great bag!
I would either make it in black and white with a little hint of red, or in linen with fabrics that match the linen colour.
Thanks for the giveaway!

synnove75 said...

What a wonderful bag! A chance to win the pattern seems great.

Synnoeve in Norway:-)

Anonymous said...

What a nice bag! I have some Amy Butler fabrics in pink, orange and yellow waiting for this pattern;-) Lise -in Norway

Just Charming said...

Oh, I'm currently loving Heather Ross's Mendocino esp. the large octopus print.

Kim D. said...

Congratulations, beautiful bag.. Your fabric selection is just perfect. If you're looking for a change how about some black & white fabrics or Brown and teals.

quilteddog said...

I would love to try this pattern using the wonderland collection. Thanks for the chance!

anne said...

Love it. Want to make it. Thanks for the chance to win

Diane said...

Love your bag. I would like anything Amy Butler fabric if I were to win.

Diane in Tampa, FL

Colleen's Blog Long Island NY said...

I love those colors. I have some great batiks that I just purchased that would look beautiful with that bag.

Debbie said...

Your bag looks so perfect, Amy. I've been buying lots of batiks lately and would definitely make it with a group of matching batiks that I have.

Debbie said...

I announced your giveaway on my blog! http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.com

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I saw some nice fall prints recently and think they would look great in a bag like this.

Barbara said...

Wow! Being a bag lady, grin, I have to say that your's is awesome, love the shape, the colors, and the fact that I might have a chance to win a pattern, grin.

Lisa Ann said...

Cute Bag! I think I would like to stitch it up Neptune by Tula Pink.

AlessandraLace said...

lovely bag!!!with flowers fabric in rose colour

Dolores said...

What a great looking bag. Good luck with the pattern. I'd like to see it in black and white.

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute Amy! I love the fabrics you've chosen - I'd probably copy you! ;-)

Melissa said...

Oh, to choose a fabric. :) Maybe Moda's Fall Back in Time for a GREAT fall bag or Moda Sultry! Love the bag!

jodi @ back40life said...

my mom and I bought some fabric a few years ago for a purse that never happened - this would be a great use for that! it's super cute! thanks!

Priscilla said...

I just returned from our family holiday in Transylvania, Romania after a 11 hour car trip to this great give away - I knew I had to turn on my laptop, which I didnot have with me on the holiday! :-)
I would make the bag from something aqua/blue, maybe with a bit of brown.
Kristina

Kim said...

Great looking purse/tote! You know, I think I'd use some of my black and white fabrics--I just love the graphic look of blacks and whites! I'd perhaps throw in a strip or two of the turquoise/teal fabrics similar to what you used for a little punch. And you know what else I think I might try? I think I'd try to use some of that new Texture Magic on a couple strips--the stuff that Kim at Bitty Bits and Pieces has mentioned on her blog.

two hippos said...

The bag looks great. Black and white would be classy, but I'd also love to see a warm reds/oranges version.

Rebecca said...

I'd love to make this up with some Wonderland by Momo prints - thanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

I would use Katie Jump Rope fabrics to make this purse. Love the pattern!

Tipper said...

Would love to win! You are so talented!

Tipper said...

Forgot to say-any pattern you picked would be perfect-I love your taste in fabrics!

Artfulife said...

Amy what a fun giveaway. If I won, I'd just love to be surprised. You are such a sweetheart. I'll spread the word tomorrow on my blog :)

sewtakeahike said...

Congratulations Amy on gaining interest at the quilt shop and not even trying!! That is totally fabulous!

Lizziebeth said...

Love your new pattern! I would like to make it with Spring Magic or Aviary.

sewmeow said...

Love your pattern & love to make bags. I would start with Black & White geometric prints with a red thrown in for good measure. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your pattern.

Pam said...

That pattern is so cute. I would make it in some of the yellow/green fabrics from the Wildwood line, mixed with some linen.

Jody said...

Great bag! I'd use Swanky for a summer bag, and then make a fall version with shades of orange. Thanks for the give-away.

Karen said...

WOW...AWESOME!!! I would make mine out of Candy Kisses...left over from my QAL with Dana;)

Vickie said...

Yeah! I absolutely love this purse! Oh my. What fabrics to choose??? Right now I would have to choose Lantern Bloom by Laura Gunn. I am using it for the zig zag quilt along and the quilt will go to my sister. The colors are amazingly interesting and perfect for fall.

Thanks Amy!

Vickie said...

I just blogged about this over at myfullcolorlife.blogspot.com.

Pamela S said...

Count me in - the bag is fabulous!!

Swedish said...

Very cute bag! Congrats on the new pattern!

Susan/FlossieBlossoms said...

Oh, what a great bag, I also love the shape and structure of it, it's sweet! Nice job, Amy. I don't know how you do so much in a day.

I just ordered a bunch of Mendocino fabrics so I would probably, maybe, cut into that. Or maybe Neptune using scrappy strips. Or maybe just a mix of brights from the stash. Who knows? lol

Diane said...

I would love to win - am I too late?

Jill said...

Great bag Amy! I would make it with my Amy Butler fabric too, to match my Zig Zag Quilt :)

Bonnie said...

Lovely Bag. I would love to win the pattern to make it in Blues and Whites.

ZZBST/Zeynep said...

Nice bag, I have never tried anything but quilting, this might be the opportunity for me as I would not know where to look and how to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Amy, would love to be in the draw......it would be beautiful in any of the indigo Japanese Fabrics.....I will post on my sidebar...Warm Regards Lyn

Melanie S said...

Darling!! I'd like to make that bag w/the new Summer Soiree I just received. Really enjoy your blog!

quilt530 said...

Beautiful bag!! Since my favorite fabric generally has stars in it, I think I would try something with stars and snowman for a nice winter tote!

karen said...

Congrats on your pattern. I would love it to make up in this upholstery weight linen like chocolate brown with big florals fabric that I have had for ever waiting for the right project.

Brenna said...

So cute! Congratulations on the pattern. I would definitely make it with some Wild wood fabrics, I love them all.

Ashley said...

What a cute bag! Congrats on getting it out there. :)

Rebekah said...

what a cute bag! I think this would look great in some fall colors