Finished my bag inspired by the green dragonfly blog. So pleased with it but the colors (balls from my stash yarn) are not my total favourite but I do like it A LOT. There was much weaving in of ends. The joining wasn't too arduous. Made the shoulder strap thicker than the pattern. I will report back with comments since this is now going to become my "go to" everyday bag.
Once I loaded it up the seams starting coming apart. Spent another two evening sofa sessions undoing all the sewing and joining squares by crocheting them together. Solved! Still look like LSU colors but I am enjoying showing it off. Already have my eye on a pattern for a crochet bag for the fall / autumn.