I borrowed the pattern for big sister's lunch bag from someone a long time ago and have since memorized the pattern from making it several times. I'm sorry I can't name the designer or pattern. If you know who it is, PLEASE tell me so I can give them proper credit. This pattern really is a nifty use for charm squares.
I made this same bag for my daughter last year and she loved it so much she insisted I make it again to match her messenger bag.
I had so few gray "Ruby" scraps left that she had to pick another color to go with. She went for the pinks. (I had NOTHING to do with her choice, by the way.)
And all you Tupperware lovers, yes, that IS a gray lid from the "Miami Vice" pastel color set I bought in the '80s ... tee hee ... I NEVER in a million years thought I'd be so happy to have that gray lid!!
The placemat made with 2 leftovers from the strips cut for the bag ...
She and I both LOVE this super yummy Susan Branch print from ... 2007.
It WOULD be in a forbidden pile if it weren't for the fact that I have like 10 metres (yds) of the stuff. Can you say "impulse buy"? I think I was fantasizing about kitchen curtains or something ...
She wanted it for both the inside of the bag,
and the reverse side of the placemat.
Ok. I'm done with the back to school sewing projects ... for another year ... I think.