Gaining confidence I decided that I would get a pattern and this time chose and buy the fabrics separately. The pattern, Serengeti, bought at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate, was from one of my favourite bag designers, Monkey Buttons and having a colour palette in mind I wandered from stall to stall to collect fat quarters to make this bag.
This time the bag was quilted using Hobbs Heirloom fusible cotton wadding. This proved to be much easier to use than the interfacing which was provided for the Pennypot bag (I would definitely recommend using Hobbs for this kind of project – stockists can be found through a Google search). Hobbs is iron-on fusible on both sides and it can also be lifted and re-stuck if necessary (for example when turning a lining through after attaching to the outer part of a bag.)
I was even happier with this one!