I've been wanting to try a quilted patchwork bag ever since I saw Oh Fransson's amazing Weekender bag. She kindly wrote up a tutorial for making the quilted patchwork panels (using the quilt as you go method). A few weeks ago, I mustered up the motivation to try it. The verdict: love it. Here's the panel I came up with:
I organized my scraps by color a few months ago which helped the process go quicker. I then turned the panel into a boxy bag using this super easy tutorial by Lolo Sinclair.
The only thing I will change the next time I make this bag (because I will be making more of these!) is to add a tab at the end of the zipper to make it easier to open. Now that I've gotten my feet wet, I might dive into making a quilted Weekender bag next.