I've been thinking for a few weeks that I haven't made any bags for a little while and that I would really like to make a couple for this summer - one larger bag for air travel hand luggage and another large tote for taking
I've been tempted by so many bag patterns but have settled, I think, on making an Aeroplane Bag (to make the most of cabin baggage allowance) and on Judith's Quilt As You Go Bag (so many lovelies have appeared on her blog lately, not least Shannon's GORGEOUS version).
It will be a little while before I can clear some of my continuing projects and make a start on the bags but for now I am contenting myself with making some fabric choices. For the QAYG bag I'm thinking lots of Bonnie and Camille strippy scrap left overs - no brainer for me really. However, making my mind up on the aeroplane bag is not so easy.
First of all, I ordered some Kate Spain fabrics from the Super Sale at Pink Castle Fabrics
and I really thought these would become my aeroplane bag in due course. I love orange and these prints make me smile!
But then, before the Pink Castle order arrived, I bought a little bit of teal square stitch fabric and when I was putting it away in my stash drawer I noticed how yummy it was with an Amy Butler print that I've held on to for a long time. It started shouting "aeroplane bag" at me, see?
So, I picked up a wee piece of contrasting lining fabric and sighed a happy sigh that I'd got my fabrics together.
However, now that the Kate Spain Sunnysides have arrived, I am soooooo torn. I love both options and don't know how to choose!
Guess I can mull it over while I handstitch the binding to my medallion quilt ...