At least, no one will have a tote bag just like me!
With the help of my sister, I pulled a charm pack of Benartex's Spirographix ("...third time's the charm..." - JoAnne of The Patriotic Quilter)...
I got the charm pack at Missouri Star Quilt Co. on one of their Daily Deals for like... next to nothing! However, there was only 22 charm squares in the pack, just one of each print. (I wish there had been a few more of the top fabric!) 22 charm squares cut into 2.5" squares = 88, which is not sufficient to cover the sides.
So, Carol dug into my scrap bins and pulled fabrics that coordinated with this wild assortment of colors and prints.
It was nice to be able to work on a tote for me that was a team effort... and the third tote shows how much I've learned about assembling this bag. Not that you can see it from the photo but I can tell!
This scrappy look was what I had in mind when I purchased the pattern; however, with the fabrics I used for the sisters' totes, I had enough to play with.
I'm going to enjoy this tote... don't think I'll be able to misplace it!
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Happy Birthday to the US Coast Guard!