Here is a "Poolside Tote" that I finished for the Bag of the Month Club. I have used it a few times now to go boating and when we went to the beach. It is a quick pattern and it turns out beautiful. I would like to make a few more for gifts.
The pattern is by Noodlehead. http://www.noodle-head.com/
For this tote, I used quilting cottons that I have had at my house for about 5 years. They were originally meant to be a quilted tablecloth that I never got around to making. It worked nicely for this tote. I used Thermolam interfacing and it helped to make it sit on its own. I love my new Poolside Tote!