After browsing through my photostream, my swap partner decided she wanted the "A Day in the Park Backpack Tote" by Liesl + Co. I've made several of these, so I was able to put it together in a couple days. The worst part was actually cutting all the fabric, because I had to fussy cut most of the exterior fabric, plus you have to add interfacing and a layer of canvas under the exterior fabric to provide extra support. It's a lot of cutting....but the pattern is really easy to follow and the bag itself is very well designed. I have one that I take on every vacation, and it's a God-send. I'd highly recommend the pattern in case anyone is interested :)
Here are some "action shots" of the bag at work...sorry they're kind of murky, but I wanted to take them inside on a chair so you could see how the straps work!
Closeup of the Front
**Some of you asked for specifics on the fabric, so I thought I'd add that info to this post. I knew they were older home dec fabrics from Amy Butler, but wasn't sure on the specifics since my swap partner is the one that picked them out and mailed them to me. I thought they were all from the Belle line, but after I surfed around AB's website for more info, I discovered two of them are actually from Nigella. The main fabric is Primrose in Aqua, the straps are Seeds in Okra, and the interior (which isn't pictured) is Starflower Tiles in Forest.**