I’ve been keeping this piece a little bit of a secret, since I know as soon as it hits my Facebook feed, the new owner will know it is for her. Or, she’ll be tempted to ask me if she can buy it. This Jude Travel Bag is a gift for my stepmother for her birthday – she has been a wonderful supporter (both by purchasing M&O goods and by taking care of my little girl so I can make them) over the last few years and she deserves something special that was designed just for her.
So, inspired by Hawai’ian quilts, I made this bag. The pattern has little turtles (which she loves) worked into a symmetrical floral pattern. I didn’t want the piece to be too turtle-y, so the flowers and vines seemed like a wonderful way to incorporate them into a pattern. The colors are yellow, green, sage, white, bronze and antique black has brass hardware. It’s available, as a made-to-order, piece through MOXIEandOLIVER.com if you’d like one of your own.