Yippee! Another UFO crossed off my list! Something must be radically wrong with me because I usually don't work this fast! :)
I bought the pattern and buttons for this bag in 2009 at Long Beach Quilt Festival. I think I actually thought I would get it made quickly because I posted about it here and I sounded optimistic, didn't I? I noticed that I also gave myself an "out" by acknowledging how slow I am at finishing things.
two-way separating zipper which I ended up loving because I can now open my bag in either direction from the center top. And, there are buttons on both sides of the bag!
Anyway, I had fun making the bag although I would love to re-write the directions as they were quite confusing. I had to read and re-read them many times before they made sense to me. Having said that, everything fit together easily and perfectly so I can highly recommend the pattern.
I've taken this NY Beauty out of my UFO pile to start working on and I've already made a couple of additional blocks for it.