Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge + Giveaway ~ Teresa from Dandelion Drift

on May 1 | in Products, Products & Books, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 93 Comments

Our Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge continues with Teresa from Dandelion Drift! Teresa, Anjeanette Klinder, Jennifer of Sewplicity, Megan of Monkey Beans, Erin of Seamstress Erin and Michelle of Falafel and the Bee each created a tote featuring at least six colors from the Oakshott Lipari collection. Oakshott fabrics are available at local regional quilt shops, directly from the manufacturer in the UK, or online from Contemporary Cloth in the US.

We love the variety and beauty in our challengers’ totes! We shared Erin’s tote earlier this week. Teresa from Dandelion Drift jumped into hand piecing clam shells for her tote, inspired by Carolyn Friedlander’s work.

Teresa writes that she loves the new Lipari color line: “These fabrics are beautiful. They have a sort of iridescent shine to them, catching the light and showing off their colors.” Teresa’s finished tote reminds her of the water!…

Find more on social media via #oakshottliparitote, and visit all of our Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challengers on their blogs:

We have a fat eighth pack of Oakshott Lipari to give away! Comment in any of the Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge posts to win.

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93 Responses to Oakshott Lipari Patchwork Tote Challenge + Giveaway ~ Teresa from Dandelion Drift

  1. Jen says:

    I love the vertical quilting through the scallops – striking!

  2. Ramona says:

    I love the clamshell pattern on this beautiful tote.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    What an adorable bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Mary D says:

    All of the handbags are great. I surely need to make me a couple of them. The fabric colors are really cool.

  5. Kelly Wilson says:

    That clam shell pattern is very cute.
    Thanks for the opportunity to try some Oakshott!
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  6. Carmen N says:

    What a cute tote!

  7. jennifer says:

    beautiful colors!

  8. Margaret says:

    I think Teresa’s bag is my favorite, although they are all gorgeous!

  9. Allison D says:

    All of these bags have been great so far! I suppose it helps to start with such pretty fabric…

  10. Brenna says:

    I LOVE the clamshells!

  11. Jenny L says:

    What a cute purse! I love the clam shells. I’ve never tried them before. Looks like I have something else to add to my list of techniques/patterns to try!

  12. Joanna says:

    Very cute bag! Love the fabric!

  13. Cons says:

    Super cute tote. I’d love to try to make one someday.

  14. Vanessa says:

    Really like this casual, cute bag. A great use for those glowing fabrics.

  15. bn100 says:

    Looks cute

  16. Linda F. says:

    I LOVE the clamshells and the fabric!

  17. Heather Esakov says:

    Love the colors !

  18. Leah Corbin says:

    Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Allison C says:

    Love these fabrics!

  20. Linda L. says:

    I love those blues!

  21. Anita says:

    This is a cute purse and a great size! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. alianora says:

    What a cute bag! And that fabric is amazing – the colors practically glow!

  23. aparna says:

    love the clamshells in this fabric!

  24. hafza says:

    The choice of colors for the tote are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  25. Paula says:

    Such a great bag design and the colours are just perfect

  26. Adri H. says:

    Such a sweet handbag!! I love the muted tones of the Oakshott, and I think the handbag makes great use of it!

  27. Serena says:

    What a great purse! And so perfectly pieced!!!

  28. Sally Warren says:

    I love Oakshot colours and fabric, I love making bags and this bag is gorgeous.
    To win this bundle would be a match made in heaven. !
    Thanks for the chance

  29. Chris says:

    Love the bag, very nice. This fabric is wonderful.

  30. Linda Fleming says:

    I love your bag. The fabrics are beautiful!

  31. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Oh, I really think these clam shells are so unique on this bag.

  32. Kimberly says:

    What a fun bag and beautiful fabric!

  33. Sarah says:

    Beautiful bag! Thanks for the giveaway

  34. Laura G says:

    Can’t wait to try these lovely fabrics.

  35. Katie says:

    Wow! What a cute tote, those scallops are awesome. And what beautiful fabric <3

  36. Karen says:

    I love the shine of the fabrics – beautiful!

  37. barbara woods says:

    love the bag!

  38. Shannon says:

    That fabric is just gorgeous. It has so much interest while still being a solid.

  39. Kathy h says:

    What a cute bag. Love those colors.

  40. Marti says:

    I love the hand quilting and the clam shells. It just begs to be taken to the seashore!

  41. Barbara L says:

    cute cute cute !!! that is one fun bag

  42. Mandi says:

    Beautiful fabric & beautiful bag!

  43. Taryn B says:

    Gorgeous fabrics, sweet purse. I love the colors.

  44. Kate says:

    I love this fabric in everything – including as a tote! Thanks for the chance

  45. Ella says:

    Those clamshells are gorgeous!

  46. Sarah says:

    Very cute! I love the colors!

  47. Shannon says:

    the quality of the warp and weft in these solids is gorgeous

  48. Mary P says:

    Gorgeous clamshells. It’s like a mermaid tail.

  49. carrie says:

    Beautiful bag! I love the colors you used and the clamshell pattern.

  50. Tanya says:

    What a cute tote! I love the clam shell idea.

  51. Jodi Connors says:

    What a cute bag! I love the colors, what gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. kathyh says:

    Absolutely love these fabrics.
    I’ve visited all the totes and they are all fantastic.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. Heidi says:

    Great fabric!

  54. Jolien says:

    The blue & green clamshells really are stunning!

  55. Renee says:

    Love the fabrics, and the bag!

  56. Buffy says:

    This fabric is new to me and I love it! And this challenge sent me to some great new blogs…love that almost just as much!! Very talented ladies making some super cool bags.

  57. Carole M says:

    I’m loving the colours in this line.

  58. Gina says:

    I would love a chance to work with the oakshott cottons and make something useful and fun with it-like maybe a tote of my own!

  59. Donna Woods says:

    My very favorite fabric!

  60. Amy L says:

    This tote is the perfect size. The clam shells using the Oakshots are visually pleasing. I wasn’t interested in them before, but sign me up now.

  61. Jennifer says:

    Those clamshells are wonderful!

  62. Wendy says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous! The clamshells in those colour does look like water! Beautiful!

  63. Theresa says:

    I keep seeing the most beautiful things made with Oakshott cottons. I have not seen Oakshott in person, and I imagine photos don’t do justice and they are even better in person! The colors are stunning. I have my fingers crossed to win a bundle. Thanks!

  64. beth p. says:

    Wow! Such pretty colors and a very sweet little bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

  65. Barbara says:

    So many colors, so many possibilities. Thank you for showing us all these beautiful totes!

  66. Lyn says:

    It is amazing the variety of totes made from the same fabric..I have enjoyed looking at what the others designed as well..thank you to each of them for their inspiration..

  67. Neva says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  68. Neva says:

    Great giveaway. Thanks for offering this!

  69. Desiree says:

    SO gorgeous! Would love to sew something up with these!

  70. Maya says:

    This bag is super cute! It looks to be the perfect size for any day. I love the copper color with the blues.

  71. Deborah says:

    I love the muted colours of this fabric. I’d love to get hold of some.

  72. Rebecca says:

    So cute! Love all the totes!

  73. I have not seen these fabrics before! Beautiful! I will keep myeye open for these! The tote is adorable.

  74. Michele T says:

    This is a very sweet bag!!!

  75. Lee says:

    Those colors do shine! A fabulous bag!

  76. Betsy says:

    I love the size of the bag, perfect for traveling!

  77. Catherine says:

    That tote is gorgeous!

  78. Becky says:

    I love the clamshells!

  79. daniela says:

    super cute and wonderful fabric, thank you for the chance

  80. Tracy Kay says:

    I love the patchwork detail on the bag, it’s such a cute size too.

  81. wendy says:

    what a beautiful bag, gorgeous colours

  82. Tote bags are my favourite thing to make in patchwork and especially if quilted as well. The pictures above show just how good a tote can look. X

  83. Anita says:

    Lovely bag and great fabrics!

  84. Jess Z says:

    Love the colors! Such a cute bag.

  85. Heather J says:

    Love the bag and I am a huge fan of Oakshott fabrics.

  86. KAY EYLES says:

    This is a really fun bag, thanks for sharing.

  87. Catriona says:

    I love oakshott, this tote looks great!

  88. Kim says:

    The tote is beautiful, and I love the clamshells.

  89. sarah says:

    love this bag – the colour combination is amazing.

  90. Love Oakshott. Already ordered from them but tempted to get more. Off to read about that bag now!

  91. DeborahGun says:

    this is such a cute little bag.

  92. Charlotte L says:

    What a pretty little bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I love the colors of these Oakshott cottons, and the tote is adorable!

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