The pieced body and handle are accented perfectly by the dark trim, however it will be wonderful in many different color schemes. In fact, this is a great project for playing with color. Make one up in your favorite fabrics with contrasting trim and make another version in different colors to give as a gift.
Choose coordinating fat quarters, or pull out scraps and leftover pre-cuts to design your own beautiful bag. Mottled fabrics are perfect, or use small scale prints for variety.
The tote, by designer Laura Blanchard, is 12″ × 16″ × 4″.