Summer summer summertime. You know the rest. I love my Poolside Tote, but let’s be real here. Anytime I make this tote it just makes me think up more fun fabric combinations to try. For me, it’s the perfect easy summer bag. Throw stuff in and go. It’s as simple as that. Plus the fun shape makes it look so stylish if I do say so.
When Dana asked if I would like to sew something using her Boardwalk Delight fabric collection, her first!, a Poolside Tote was the first thing that popped into my mind. You can’t get more summery and fun than Boardwalk Delight! My girls especially love all the fun and color. And sprinkles! Don’t get me started. Part of summer here means treating ice cream consumption like it’s your part-time job. We do take it seriously.
I do want to add that I feel really lucky to know Dana. She was the inspiration that got me started blogging and even more so – to keep going. She’s such a genuinely kind and caring person and the blogging and creative world is better with her in it. I couldn’t be happier for her!
So back to this Poolside Tote, it was so fun to make using these happy fabrics. In the pattern I give the option to do a quilted version, and I always love to see fabric transform when it’s quilted. So quilting it was! Love all the texture. I also loved being able to add in some of the Art Gallery denim, it’s such a nice compliment to the splashy fun colors of the fabric collection.