Now, abrupt change of topic, onto the next bag in my sad attempt to complete 52 "Carriers" in 2013. I'm not defeated yet, mind you; it is only half way through the year, but it doesn't look good. I have completed a Mondo Bag by Quiltsmart. Originally I didn't want to do this bag at all. I picked up the pattern at, believe it or not, my local cross-stitch store. The owner was crazy about this bag and made dozens of them. She kept telling me that they were, "So easy. No problem. Whip it out in no time." Lie, Lie, Lie. First you have to cut out about 70 or more 2.5-inch squares from various different fabrics. I used some Lakehouse Dry Goods fabric from a UFO project that was never going to be finished, mostly because I was over-thinking the colors. So I picked out just two colors and used that as a theme -- oranges that ranged from peach to a searing tangerine, and pinks that ranged from a blush to a searing fuchsia. Orange is not a color I would ever wear, but paired with the coolness of the pinks, I could get away with it. Orange it the favorite color of several of my friends, who also happen to hate pink.
I didn't have enough of the Lakehouse Dry Goods fabric for the straps, but I had a fuchsia with gold marbling that blended well.