I added a fourth color and a new pattern to my fabric. It's starting to get... complicated...

I'm not entirely sure about this transition to white background and purple foreground. It seems almost too stark a contrast. I'm going to sleep on it but I might take this out and use a tan background instead.

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Update: I slept on it and woke up early to try out a tan background with a different foreground pattern. I think this is the one.

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I finished the center pattern for this side of the tote bag. It will run horizontally across the center of the tote and the brown toned pattern above and below will act like a background.

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I've now hit the halfway point in this fabric for a tote bag. When I get to this point I add a series of colored stripes. This does two things:

* Adds a little surprise when someone looks at the bottom of the tote

* (More importantly) Marks the center line for the fabric so I have reference points to mirror the measurements on the second half, and also assists me when sewing up the tote later.

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