The inspiration behind this bag was to transform a quilting technique into something of beauty and function.
I took 11 pieces of fabric and used the stack and shuffle technique to make this bag. Six blocks formed the front panel of this quilted bag. Free motion quilted with metallic thread.
Three stack and shuffle blocks made up the three open pockets on the back panel. As the name implies, the entire bag was quilted to give it shape while maintaining a degree of softness that's gentle to touch!
The side-views here show two additional open pockets. They are great for storing your cellphone and car keys. Notice the pocket in the left photo. The pocket opening is asymmetrical. It was designed especially this way to reduce bulk on the seam allowance when all the panels are sewn together.
Another reason that I love making my own bag is that I can customize the lining to my specification. There are three open pockets plus a zipper compartment to store my personal items.