Baseco Bag

The generous Dawn at Dawn Hay Designs has designed a lovely tote in a fundraising endeavour for the poor of Baseco, Manila.  Here is my first version of this versatile bag.

I had to make a couple of changes because the fabric I wanted to use was in short lengths.  Then I had decided I was going to give this one away - but then couldn't decide who to - so instead of the initial in the top left corner, I stitched a lattice heart.

Of course I really enjoyed doing the flower stitchery:

I plan to make myself one of these lovely bags as soon as I finish the quilt I am working on.  Dawn has raised nearly $800 already from the sale of this pattern.  If you haven't purchased a pattern yet, please consider it. $4 is such a small amount for us, but it will do so much for the people of Baseco.

Purchase your pattern HERE from Dawn's blog.
Happy stitching.


  1. Oh Val that bag looks so fabulous... just love it... great colors and your stitching is beautiful.Thnaks for helping with my quest.
    Hugs Dawn x x x

  2. Hi Mum
    Nice bag! It would look great with a 'J' on it!!

  3. Val it looks fabulous, love the little heart!!!
    Joy :o)

  4. I love it and it adds to my motivation when I found the pattern last night and the invoice and remembered I had paid for it so should use it. Wish that worked for fabric!!!

  5. That turned out beautifully, Val - love the lattice heart!

  6. Beautiful bag Val - what a wonderful project to support! Thanks for sharing it with us!


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