The fabrics I used are a bunch of blue and grey scraps from my Marcelle Medallion quilt. Mostly Lizzy House Constellations & Pearl Bracelets with a couple Tula Pink Birds & Bees prints. The grey is a canvas that I picked up at Joann's.
this post from Oh, Fransson! as a reference. What I didn't love was the amount of time it took to make each panel (probably 2-3 hours for each, if I factored in cutting and obsessing about where to place fabrics).
I quilted the panels with a gorgeous blue Aurifil Thread #4140 it blended just enough with the darker fabrics, and stands out beautifully on the lighter ones.
But don't let my zipper woes deter you from making this bag yourself, I caused the hardship because I chose a zipper that was 24" instead of 26" so the ends didn't hit at quite the right place. I just couldn't resist the awesome metal zipper :)
I think I might go back and tack the lining to the corners of the bag because it is a bit droopy on the inside, but that could be because I also skipped interfacing the lining because I ran out of Shapeflex.
Final thoughts on the Aeroplane Bag pattern:
- Easy to follow and great for a confident beginner
- The zipper installation is going to feel wrong, but it works in the end.
- There are lots of pictures and detailed instructions for every step.
- The long size is huge!
This was part of my Q1 FAL List