The three hours this morning with the two moms just flew by. Even with the constant flow of conversation (these two are seldom without their children and have been friends since childhood) and a change in fabric selection, they finished exactly what I hoped they would. They quilted the bodies of their purses, quilted and made their purse straps, and made their pockets/linings.
We need to pleat the body of the purse to the contrast band and insert the zippers. I think the Good Zipper Fairy - a close relative of the Good Quilting Fairy - might make a short visit this week just to ensure completion of the purses during next Wednesday morning's session.