Phew! I finally made it to the purse class this past Wednesday up at Gathering Fabric. I had all my pieces cut out and fused before I started and it still took me 5 hours (with help from the instructor Anita Peluso) to get it finished. I was definitely burnt out toward the end but I think the effort paid off. Take a look and let me know what you think. This was a difficult purse for me to make but I can now check it off my UFO list. Yeah!!! And, why didn't I quilt my fabric before I made the purse? Silly me! Anita was a great teacher, so if they do the class again this year, I would highly recommend it.