But their bag was made so nicely with twill tape-bound seams and a little interior pocket. The cotton canvas was sturdy and soft.
So I got the idea to cover up the logos and the advertising with patchwork! I did this block of patchwork in high school or college, intending it to be a pillow top, but it mixed around in my stash ever since. I think I must have rooted through Grandma Weaver's scrap bag for the fabric.
I handquilted it onto the bag with blue perle cotton. The vortex of the quilting is the navy patch with the flowers, a scrap from my mom's fabulous 70s dress in this photo on my photo wall. I'm guessing this was 1977.