I'm going on retreat soon and on this retreat I'm bringing only hand work. I don't think I'll even tote a machine with me this time. I might even bring some knitting. I have several patterns to choose from to finish/start and even design. :) So I needed an applique project tote. Something that had an ironing board in it and something large enough for a cutting mat as well as a place to hold my blocks nicely so they don't get wrinkled up. :) Then I decided to add a thread holder to hold all the threads I'll need for my projects and of course I added a couple pockets!
So this is my prototype... this one is mine. I will be making a pattern soon but after making this I decided I'd make one smaller for the pattern. Not everyone thinks bigger is better and I think more people would like one that is more manageable.
So here are some pictures of my applique tote. Enjoy