A Tale of Two Bags

As I mentioned in my last post, I finished the placemats I was working on and I've got my next project lined up... well sort of. I have 2 patterns that I picked up at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo when it came through Cleveland this past spring. Both are adorable tote bags.

One is All About Anna by Loft Creations. The other is the Miranda Day Bag by Lazy Girl Designs.

The Anna is larger but the Miranda has more interior pockets. The patterns are similar enough that it got me in trouble. When I sat down this afternoon to start working I realized that I bought my fabrics for the Miranda bag and bought the recommended interfacing for the Anna bag. The Miranda bag calls for a much stiffer interfacing (Pellon Decor Bond) plus batting. The Anna bag only calls for Pellon Fusible Thermolam (and no additional batting). 

So I either have to a) go out and find some decor bond interfacing for the Miranda bag or b) figure out some fabrics in my current stash for the Anna bag. I was leaning toward option b) this afternoon but couldn't seem to find any fabrics that went together nicely. That's the problem with being a new quilter and having a limited stash. It was very frustrating. Instead of blogging about this I could be sewing right now.