The Carpet Bag Revealed, and a new quilt top assembled
I couldn't find any suitable patterns that looked like real carpet bags, so mine is a tote bag made using sumptuous furnishing fabrics. It's big enough to hold folders and books for my classes, with extra long handles to sling over my shoulder. The inside has 3 pockets (large, medium and cellphone) plus an elasticized band to hold my drink bottle upright.
This week, I've focused on assembling this quilt top - I made all the blocks several years ago. Unusually for me, I purchased ALL the fabric rather than including my hand dyes in it, as I found fabrics that worked well with the feature fabric, which is Hoffmanns "Feathers" - you can see it more clearly in the detail shot. It's the centre of the blocks and also the outer border.
It's just draped over the spare bed in this photo. I'm happy with the size, so I'll go ahead and sandwich and quilt it.