I joined my first swap and made this bag. The pattern is Amy Butler's Weekender Travel Bag. The bag looks great finished, but what a challenge to make. I told my husband as I was making it "This is kind of like childbirth. I'll do it again once I forget how hard it was." The hard part involved sewing all the layer together (fabric, heavy stabilizer and the cording trim). I only broke one needle, but my little sewing machine got quite a workout.
The fruit of my labor: