I’ve been wanting to make this Tessa Basket for a while now and finally got the chance when I had to stop work on my current quilt because I ran out of a certain fabric. Good excuse to whip this up!
It took my just a couple of evenings to make this. The most fun was the quilting of the panels. My Janome makes such even, beautiful stitches – it’s so fun to machine quilt with it.
I added a D-ring on the side so I can clip a key if I want to. I used Pellon firm stabilizer, because I made the tote a little taller than the pattern called for and I needed some structure.
I also added a handy interior pocket.
Here are the panels before assembly. I just used Warm & Natural cotton batting to quilt them with.
I quilted the gray bottom fabric in a checkerboard, just for added texture on the bottom of the tote:
It took a lot of Wonder Clips to assemble this thing!
Grab the pattern here in Bonnie’s Etsy store.
Want to see more versions of this pattern? Check out these Tessa Baskets:
Have a wonderful weekend!