I Got Stuck

I made a lot of progress on my table runners last weekend, pieced, pinned and ready to be machine quilted.  But then I got stuck.  If you have a pet, you can appreciate my dilemma.

Callie on my tablerunners

So I decided to make something else – how about a quick book bag!

Garden Party Book Bag

I made this book bag in less than an hour, no, really, less than an hour.  I based this on Randi’s tutorial but made mine a little bigger to fit a magazine or two.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love magazines? I LOVE magazines.  So this size works good to carry my magazine(s) to the cafe.

Book bag - inside

I also added a crochet flower from my stockpile for pop and accent.

crochet flower

Making this bag gave me the idea to make another one sized to fit my laptop, but equally as pretty.  I was encouraged when I read beki’s creative process for tweaking her bags.  I’m going to work on that next weekend, maybe after Callie gets off my table runners so I can finish them!