Earlier this summer my mom and I took a weekend trip up to Brainerd. We are both quilters and there was a quilt show that was taking place at the high school there. This was a great excuse for us to head to the quilt show and also check out a quilt shop we had been interested in called Country Fabrics and Quilting. The quilt show was great - a good selection of vendors and lots of beautiful quilts on display. But the part that I enjoyed the most was heading to the quilt shop. The entire upstairs was filled with all sorts of fun and funky quilt fabrics.
My mom and I decided to buy a pattern for a cool bag and then get some fun fabrics to make it together. The pattern is called Classmate by Terry Atkinson. Mom and I worked on our bags together over several evenings. The shiny parts on the open bag are actually clear plastic pockets. Pretty cool, huh? And check out the fantastic fabrics! I absolutely love the vibrant colors and funky designs. I haven't quite decided what I'm going to use it for yet. Perhaps a sewing bag or I've toyed with the idea of adding a strap to it and using it as a purse. No matter what I end up using it for, it sure is a lovely bag!