I used the free Phoebe pattern but lengthened the strap because it was blatantly too short --- and then I had to shorten it back up because the pattern was correct. Note to self: Make the pattern as directed the first time round - the author might just know what they are talking about. :)
Part of me feels kind of silly walking around with a coral patchwork bag but the other part of me knows that everyone else wishes they had one too. ;)
The Des Moines MQG are having a holiday swap this week and I think I am going to have to make another bag to swap. The Phoebe bag is a great size and shape and goes together quickly. And if I am busy sewing then I can put off raking leaves. Win-win!