Monthly Archives: November 2015

Colorful X’s Tote Bag

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full top view full vew with pink X pocket and double knotted handle feature Full view green X pocket Full view Handmade lable inside I love someone with Fragile X business card pocket inside double pocket vew Inside zipper pocket Pieced panel strip on the outside forms five pockets Piecing with X quilting Recessed Zipper panel for top of bag, with beaded pull

This Is what I LOVE to do……make things without a pattern for Fragile X fundraisers.  This particular tote bag, “Colorful X’s”  was made without a plan or pattern, starting with a batik charm pack that was full of beautiful colors.  I pieced a row together and quilted lots of X’s for a strip across the top, and then just dug from my stash and built it section by section.  It was for a live auction in St. Louis where I knew there would be lots of Moms like me who adore our colorful children challenged by Fragile X Syndrome….that was the inspiration for the two embroidered pockets….something I knew they would all want and could optimize the funds for bids.  I’m very proud that this bag sold for over $200.  To me, it is a piece of textile art for which I spent a ridiculous amount of time creating….but more importantly, it raised a significant amount of money for a cause that is so dear to my heart.  If you would like to learn more about Fragile X Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of Autism and developmental delays, you may do so at two of my favorite websites http://www.fragilex.org and/or http://www.fraxa.org. Thank you for reading my post.  I hope you will be inspired to find a way to give back to whatever is important to you!

This is a link for our Kansas Fragile X Group’s Fifth Annual Walk for the Faces of Fragile X.  You can read a little more about why I do what I do.  https://www.crowdrise.com/teamjoshman1/fundraiser/angiegrantman  I will post some pictures of the items I made for that auction on another day.  For now, Joshman is ready to “Go Places!”

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