It’s done, it’s done! (and I love it!)
The initial part came together quite quickly, but then I did run into a few issues in completing it. (Note to self: follow a pattern next time!)
As previously posted, I used strips of Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabrics. I sewed all the strips together to form a large piece of fabric approximately the size of one side of the bag. Same with the second side, and then a separate piece to form a bottom for the bag.
I used some thick interfacing that I had left over from another project – 2 layers on each side for an extra thick feel. I then machine quilted these pieces, sewing vertical lines on the portion with the longer strips and horizontal lines on the section with the shorter strips.
For the lining, I opted for one of the prints used on the front – Fresh Poppies in Rose. I only had 1/2 a yard of that print, and pretty much used it all in making the lining. Of course I then decided I wanted an interior pocket, which I had to make using yet another fabric. I found some Martini Dot in Fuchsia, which matched the lining and created two pockets on one side.
And now I’m off to the store to test it out…