I used Kona Cotton in Royal Blue for the bottom of the bag. I just love the pop it gives the bag. I did adjust the flap from curved to a point, mainly to make it easier for me to sew neatly. I thought about using red for the binding, but decided there was just not enough red in the patterns to make it work. I am glad I used the shells.
This pattern challenged me in a few ways. First, I have never made a bag this size. I also had not made an inserted zipper pocket, which was sooooo easy with Tara's extremely clear instructions. Lastly, I had never made and worked with bias binding. I am still not on the "I love binding" train. In fact I find itto be the worst part of quilting and bag making. Maybe one day I will get it down and it won't be so frustrating. So just don't look to close at the inside edge of my binding, okay?
Inserted Zippered Pocket
In other news, I finally finished up my June Simply Solids Bee Block and I finished my July block the same day. At least this month I won't be worrying about getting my block finished and mailed back (two weeks into next month).
June (taken in my car because I wasn't thinking, lol)
Well, that's all I have for today. I hope you like my bag as much as I do. I also hope that you will take Tara's class if you haven't already. It is so good. I will definitely be making more of these bags.
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