This was originally called "Strawberry Stars Backpack" designed by Yvonne Skodt, published on page 78 of the "Australian Patchwork & Quilting Annual 2002". It is 30" around and 14" tall. There are 6 pockets measuring 5" by 5" around the dase and the bag will fold flat.
I modified the design by swapping embroidered squares for the pocket sections and the flap. As I was making them for various sized children, I also made the straps adjustable in length and the whole bag is washable.
Each child received a different design depending on their interest (or obsession) at the time - Christmas 2002.
This was for Sarah, an underwater / beach scene. There is a very angry looking octopus right behind the diver.