I found this quite bright quilted skirt in my stash last week, and couldn't decide if it should become a shorter skirt or a bag...so I did both. The skirt needs a waistband facing (someday), so it's in the to-do pile, but I did finish the bag. I made a duffel bag, using denim strips for the straps. I call it the Belly Dancer Gym Bag, perfect for workshops and rehearsals:
Also in the stash (it's a BIG pile!), I found a half-finished project from last winter - the Reverse-Applique Swing Skirt from the Alabama Stitch Book. My version has less applique - I am far too lazy to cover the entire surface of the skirt in small leaves - but I did do it entirely by hand, totally impressing...well, just me, I guess! Glad this one is done! I love the book, but sometimes you just want something quick and dirty - and you need a machine for that!