In fact, we took a little trip to LA over the 4th of July to catch a Dodgers Game and go to the beach, and yup, that's the Take it all Tote there in the corner of the picture. And I love that when it comes home from the beach and is full of sand and what not, I can just throw it in the wash right along with the suits and towels!!! (And ya, the kids always love to bury dad on the beach ;)
And when I say it Takes it all Tote, It really does fit everything you need. This bag is big!!! It finishes at 25" wide, 17" deep, and has an 8" base. And it has a hidden pocket inside, perfect for wallets and phones that you don't want to just leave out. It also has an outside pocket that we use for easy access to the sunblock and a key ring, that I absolutely love because I don't have to go digging through the bottom of the bag with all the wet towels when it is finally time to go back home ;)
And I loved doing a herringbone pattern on the bag construction. In fact, last week we were camping with family and went to the lake and of course, the Take it all Tote went along and my niece saw it from the back and asked where I found such a pretty bag with such a cool design. Two seconds later she said "wait, you probably made it, right!!" That made me smile ;) And adding the personalized applique was the perfect finishing touch ;)
So ya, basically the Take it all Tote is the perfect tote for summer time!!! Hence why it is today's Tutorial Throwback ;) It's been going to the beach, lake, and just about any trip with our family for the last 7 years and hope it will go for many more!!!
I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thrusday!!! To make your own Take it all Tote, just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial. And when you are done, I would love to see your tote!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc or or add it to my flickr group here ;) I can't wait to see your Take it all Totes!!!
Thanks for popping in today and have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!