Becky liked that it has lots of inside and outside pockets (including an outside pocket big enough to hold file folders if necessary. She also wanted one with a center divider (which this has).
I used mostly fabrics from my stash, the outside black is canvas which I thought might hold up better, but everything else is brightly colored (cause it's a Shannon-made item after all) quilters cotton. I scotch-guarded all the pieces before I assembled them so it should hopefully repel stains at least a little bit.
It's pretty big, so hopefully she can fit all her baby stuff in it!
I only made two tiny departures from the pattern. It has several layers of interfacing to give it structure, and instead of regular fusible fleece, I used insul-bright batting in the two end pockets. Insul-bright is the batting you use in potholders, and it's designed to be insulating. Anyway, I thought if I put it on the outside and inside of the two bottle sized pockets it might keep bottles at temperature a little bit. The other thing is that I added a shoulder strap. Becky wanted to be able to carry it cross-body. Here it is hanging with the shoulder strap I made.
Becky really liked it. Keep your fingers crossed for the prompt arrival of the baby! I had a good time making the bag and I think it was probably good practice for making the Amy Butler Weekender bag which is still on my to-do list.