The Beatles handbag I've been carrying around for probably a year now was getting rather ratty looking. While I had fun making it and even sang "All You Need Is Love" while I was sewing, it's so dirty even the washing machine isn't going to save it.
So with no looming quilting deadlines, I decided to make my next purse. I fell in love with Debbie Mum's Tuscany fabric last year and went in and out of Joann's to get enough of the four coordinated fabrics to make my next purse. Some quilting friends of mine have had great success with the Bow Tucks pattern (ps008), so I purchased the pattern at a show.
I'm really pleased with the outcome. Of course, I had to make a matching book cover, too. Why do I like it? My favorite colors are peach and green. The fabric line celebrates olive groves in Tuscany. My Italian grandmother used to tell us at every spaghetti dinner to have an olive...because it makes you passionate. So, I guess this little project will help me to become even more passionate about quilting!