Spring break provides time for extracurricular creations. Scoffing at my suggestion to search the internet for instructions to make a book bag, my daughter, Sarah, proceeded to improvise and design it herself. And it turned out so beautifully! She started by cutting two pieces of Warm and White batting--a good choice because the scrim layer makes a durable bag. Next she pieced batik fabrics randomly, then trimmed them to 14" x 16". The batik pieces were layered with the batting (no backing) and free motion quilted with Superior's King Tut thread.
Keep fingers a few inches away from the needle to avoid quilting them. This quilter did jab her right forefinger but she recovered and persevered; you'll see the completed bag next time!
Copyright 2008, Sharon Baggs