I made the Grab 'N Go Tote out of Gudrun Erla's book Fast & Furious Family. I had bought the book specifically for this project. It is a great big bag!
Good for carrying around babies.
I am pretty pleased with the results, although about half way through I informed Mr. Riley that "I will finish this one, but I don't think I'll ever make a second." Now that I'm done and had some time to think about it, all my frustration was with the interfacing. The pattern calls for Craf-Tex Lite. I went and bought Pel-Tex because I didn't have a local source for Craf-Tex. The Pel-Tex was not as wide as needed for the bag, so I had to piece it. Then the instructions tell you to spray baste it to the lining. It just didn't want to stick, so things kept getting shifted around a bit as I 'quilted'. IF there is a next time, I will buy a fusible interfacing.
This is a shot of how the bag looks before assembly. It is essentially 'quilt as you go', so after the seams are sewn all you have to do is put a binding on the edge.
The bottom is laminated, which I did myself with some iron on vinyl. The squares were batik charms from Connecting Threads, the blue is probably a Hoffman Batik. The only thing I had to purchase to make this was the interfacing.