I took this picture in the basement so I can't get the colour quite right. The main parts of the bag are a neutral taupey lineny type fabric, with log cabin blocks for the front, and some one seam 3D flying geese blocks for the back. They're top-stitch quilted onto Warm and Natural batting. This is the first project I'm doing for the Zakka Style sewalong - they call it a zigzag bag, but I'm doing it a bit differently :D
Here's the "Snap Trap" bag I tried out yesterday - I'll make a few changes when I do it again - this one was just a trial run out of ugly-ish fabric.
Here's the inside of the snap open part ...
and you can't really see it well, but the inside of the zippered pocket shows the wrong side of the lining fabric. I don't like that - I'll fix that when I make the next one, by adding an extra piece of fabric there. I'll also make the bag a bit bigger - this one is quite small - 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". It's a great design idea though - those measuring tape snap bags are great, and I have lots of measuring tape (reclaimed from construction sites!) I can use up! :)
I'm a stay at home mom to 2 wonderful boys - the 24 year old is an electrician (as of March 30, 2012 :D) and the 23 year old is a 5th (of 5) term electrician apprentice :) Hubby (also an electrician!) and I have been married for 28 years :) We live near Toronto, Ontario, Canada :) I spend most of my free time sewing, or thinking about sewing, or shopping for sewing, or surfing the web for sewing ideas - it makes me a happy camper!