I am very lucky to have a trip planed to Australia in a couple of weeks. This will be my first trip out of the US. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Of course being me I made a new purse for the trip. I decided to use a English paper piecing project I have been working on. It was random fabrics leftovers. It was meant to have one piece of each only, I think some were sneaking back for a second try. Any way it became my fabric of choice. After being free motion quilted I made a simple bag with extra long straps. The inside is made with heavy duty pelon. There are six large pockets around and a couple of zippered pockets. I washed it to soften it and bring out the quilting and it is ready to go.