I pulled an "all-nighter" reminiscent of the college days when I stayed up to make another bag for my daughter to take to Japan as a gift to her host family. The "purse" bag "Nouveau Hobo Bag " by Indygo Junction is used as THE favorite carry all/carry on by my daughter... sports bag with style [basketball shoes etc.], sleep-over bag, car trips, etc. ) So we made a new bag of the same pattern to match the luggage AND...it turned out great and so she just had to have another one to match it, to give to the 14-year-old girl in Japan at the home where she will stay as guest. It is a black bag with pink polka-dots and a pink daisy flowered lining and a pocket. Very cute! Unfortunately no photo of the twin bags before she left on the trip. Maybe as photo-happy as she is she will take photos there. She should be arriving in about 3 more hours after a 13+ hour flight. Hope she has the time of her life :)
Below is the Water Lily pattern in progress that I mentioned in last posting. It is from Ruth McDowell's book (see link on previous post).
What a challenge in paper piecing. Can't wait to begin pulling out the fabric!
Size is approx. 2'x3' as I am working on adding borders as extensions of the design.