I was invited to participate in an online tote challenge, so I decided to give it a try. The challenge was to make a tote out of solids only fabrics, i.e., no prints. The other rule was that the tote had to incorporate either patchwork, applique, or reverse-applique. So below is my result. The pattern is one that I adapted from a quilt design by Blackbird Designs from their "When The Cold Wind Blows" book. Theirs was a bird pattern but I wanted mine to be a red-winged blackbird so added the red accent to his wing. I quilted in on my longarm using a leaf motif. My first tote bag!