Pelagos is almost perfectly spherical, but I wanted my bag to be a travel bag, so the final shape became more oblong; a rectangle with very rounded corners, and a bit wider at the bottom than at the top for balance. Pelagos is a glowing brown wood on the outside, with white on the inside surfaces, so I had to use brown, and add some glow to the colouring, too. And the strings became stripes, both pieced into the brown, and in the straight line quilting of some of the panels.
I've been working on this for a good while, on and off, but you'll be relieved that I don't intend to bore you describing all the details. I'll let the pictures do the talking:
|marking the shapes|
|pieced panel (x2)|
|straight line quilting|
|free motion quilting|
I think I may have to plan a trip now...
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