Bay Area Modern had a bag challenge using Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller. I had the hardest time deciding what to make until I pulled out all of the fabric from my stash onto my worktable and started to play.
Right away I smiled when I saw a big piece of the donkey print still in tact. Yay! I had been fussy cutting this for an earlier project and there wasn't much left. When I folded it to size, I realized it would make a really cute zipper pouch.
For the other side of my bag, I picked out several scrappy strips to piece together. I liked the strips as is and I didn't trim them down, or straighten up their sides.
I love the texture of straight line quilting so I added lots of random lines all over each side before sewing the pouch together. It measures 5.5" x 10.5" and it's perfect for carrying a small notebook, pens and pencils for sketching.