Her laptop is 17.5 inches wide so the bag is pretty big. I did the MATH for the bag and cut all the bag pieces, but miscut the width, fortunately LARGER than necessary. Of course I didn't have any batting the right size so had to piece some together, which took extra time, and when you start projects at 9:30 pm it gets late fast. I managed by midnight to get the quilting done, the bag front/back assembled, and one pocket sewn on the liner. Another pocket, straps, liner completed and some topstitching and it will hopefully be finished this morning.
In the meantime I wanted to have a leader-ender project to use when I sew the 9 Patch Zig Zag top so have been cutting into fat quarters and scraps for that. These will turn into Picnic, the quilt featured on the cover of Kim Brackett's Scrap-Basket Sensations book. I've been collecting strips and scraps in a box for months and have a length of a background cream print ironed and ready to cut. I want to make my quilt larger than the pattern so have a lot more strips to cut, but this is a good start.
The cutting scraps have been going in this pretty "garbage bowl". I borrowed this idea from Little Lady Patchwork. It looks a bit yellowy in the photo, but is really a lovely chartreuse shade. I have no recollection of how I obtained this vessel but adore the ruffled edge. It has been living in the Hoosier cabinet with vintage rick rack and buttons resting in it, but is really too pretty to stay out of sight, don't you think?