My Travel Companion

Here is the carry on bag that will accompany me on my trip to India. It’s my first bag with a recessed zipper, which was lots of fun to make, and should help with the potential pickpockets and such. The bag should be big enough to house a laptop, notebook, camera, a book for reading, my plastic bag of sub-3 oz toiletries, and my brand new noise-canceling headphones (a gift from my thoughtful husband, who is less optimistic than I am about the noise level on my bazillion-hour flight across the globe. He’s probably right, and I will get stuck next to a screaming 2-year-old, at which point I will be happy as a clam that I brought them along!)

All the fabric accents are Moda Blossom fabrics. I was wandering around in the quilting store not too long ago, when I came across a jelly roll full of fabric strips. The colors were just right, and they had just given me a gift certificate for 25 bucks, so guess what I walked out with?

Apparently you are supposed to be able to make entire quilts from one jelly roll of fabric, but that sounds like an awful lot of cutting up and sewing back together if you ask me! I like the strips for small bits of patchwork like on the bottom and edges of the bag. Here’s a better look at the recessed zipper:

The inside is lined with the very cute brown and pink Moda fabric, accented with spring green denim pockets:

This bag and I leave tomorrow night. I think I’ll squeeze in one more blog post before I go, but then I’ll be disconnected from the blog world for a couple of weeks. Have fun while I’m gone!

Posted by robyn on May 17th, 2008 under crafts

4 Responses to “My Travel Companion”

  1. breezily Says:

    Beautiful bag! Enjoy your trip.

  2. Lisa Clarke Says:

    I guess you’re already gone, but I just had to tell you I love that bag! I hope your trip is enjoyable and that you manage to avoid the screaming 2-year-old 😉

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