Another Patchwork Heart Tote

After running out of the mini charms and not being able to make a second heart panel on my previous patchwork tote, I decided to fool around with trying to piece heart blocks in different ways.
I had enough remnants of black and white fabric, and white print fabric, so I decided to  use this color scheme.
Graphing paper came in handy as I tried different methods.

I had made half square triangles before, so I decided to try using two to form the bottom of the heart.

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I had also used the flying geese quilt method before, so I thought of using that for the top.
Instead, I just cut two 1.5 inch squares for each corner of a 4..5 inch square.
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I couldn’t decide if I wanted to add color or not, so again, I consulted with my sisters.
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We decided on a black frame.

I thought a border with a design would enhance the black frame, so I found some remnants of a black and white print.
I did not have enough of this, so I did go purchase just what I needed.
While at the store, I found some black and white buttons.

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I had enough black and white polka dot fabric  from a previous tote to use for the lining.
I used the left over fabric from the hearts to make three pockets.
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I added a button in the middle of the heart.
I stitched in the ditch.
I had enough black fabric to make two handles that are each 22 inches long.

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The tote is 20 inch x 20 inch.

July is a happy, busy month of birthdays for my family, so I plan to take a few days off.

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