So issue 39 of Quilt Now just out here in the UK brings some great news for my US readers – Barnes & Noble will now be stocking Quilt Now in all their stores, from issue 37 (as it takes them a wee while to swim over there)  so for those of you who didn’t want to go with the digital subscription, now’s your chance to get your hands on a paper copy :o)

For my project in this issue I broke out my stash of Gingiber Thickett fabrics to make this fun (and snazzy!) tote.  I need a new bag for work, so I thought I’d get it published before I toted it into the office ;o)  As well as the inset handles on the front/back of the tote there is also a detachable strap on the sides:

This bag has kicked off about 3 more projects for me, so eventually my bed and my bag will match, which is what everyone wants, right?!