Gosling Tote with Autumn by Lori Holt

Now that summer is in full swing, you might be gearing up for some fall sewing! Autumn, Lori Holt’s latest collection, is made up of a gorgeous rainbow fall palette.

To feature this collection, I decided to make a reversible tote bag that would be perfect for a fall farmer’s market or running some errands in style. I stuck with just two favorite prints (Latte Berries and Raisin Floral) and peppered in some of Lori’s adorable bee ginghams in the Raisin and Butterscotch colorways.

Since the tote features cute little flying geese, and baby geese are often referred to as goslings, the pattern is called the Gosling Tote. The pattern uses the 4-at-a-time method for flying geese construction. It is so much fun to play around with color contrast when making flying geese! What do you think about the high contrast in this project?

Flying geese can be intimidating to make at first, but once you conquer the scant quarter inch seam allowance and find your favorite trimming ruler, they become so much fun! My personal favorite ruler to use for trimming geese is the Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool. If you would like more details on this ruler, along with another quilty project with flying geese, head to this past Riley Blake blog article.

I can’t wait to see what you make using Lori’s new Autumn collection; her tried and true vintage florals never disappoint! Don’t forget to share your Autumn projects on social media and use the hashtag #ILoveRileyBlake. Until next time, friends!

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