month before the craft show. And if they don't, they were going with me anyway.
Jenn picked out and sent me the fabrics for the outside of the bag (I supplied the toile lining fabric) and said she wanted it big enough for a water bottle, crochetting, book, etc. Here's what I came up with. It is about 15" square by 3" deep. I had never done a Lone Star pattern before and I LOVE them so I thought this would be a great opportunity to try one! I am really happy with the way it came out, considering I'd never done "Y" seams before either!
Jenn loves autumn so I chose 4 different leaf patterns for the other side. One of them is appliqued, a leaf that I drew. I say it's an oak leaf but I'm probably not entirely accurate there. Either way it's pretty.
I pieced the sides too just to make them interesting. There is no closure for this bag 'cause she said she didn't think she'd need one. I put lots of pockets along one side of the lining and one pocket with elastic around the top to hold a skinny water bottle in the side.
It has a strap made from three different prints. I originally pieced 2 fabris for each strap, then realized I wasn't sure if I made them long enough so I had to add the third piece. I also padded the straps to make them comfortable incase she loads the bag down with bricks or something.
When I started quilting the Lone Star it was the only part of the bag I had done, so basially one quilt block. Tony looked at it and said, "Tell her if anyone wants a bag like it, it'll be $100!" LOL! I almost agree. If I do say so myself, it is quite terrific!