I commissioned this quilted "going places" bag (some would call it a purse) from Pat Schneider, a local quilter, gifted with a wonderful sense of color. She is also a superb technician when it comes to quilting and sewing. She really knows what she's doing!
She had a booth at the Lakeside Quilt Show a few weeks ago, where I commissioned this bag. She had samples of possible fabrics already quilted that you could choose from. I fell in love with this blue and rust batik. It was a smallish piece, and she wasn't sure there would be enough fabric to make this bag. Fortunately, she was able to squeeze out all the pieces for me.
Here it is from the back side, with another pocket and piping.
And here's a shot of the inside. I asked her to put in a light-colored lining because I think that makes it easier to see and find your stuff inside the bag. Lots of pockets - and more piping.
I am taking a couple of big trips this summer, and am looking forward to traveling with this beauty!
Thank you, Pat! I am very happy with my new bag!