I love the Moda Bake Shop. Seriously, it is best. These are Mill House Inn Bags which was a tutorial on MBS by Our Cozy Nest. You can find the tutorial here. It is a really great tutorial, you'll be able to follow it. I think any level of quilter will like it, and can easily adapt the quilting step to their level.
I made myself one and one for a friend. I am going to use mine as a purse, since I think it is the perfect size. I added some interior pockets. I also interfaced the lining with a sturdy fusible interfacing. This gave the bag extra support, they can stand on their own. It did make sewing a couple of areas (particularly my pockets and the around the top of the bag where the seams met) a bit more challenging. But, in the end, I like a really sturdy bag. I still have to find the perfect buttons to sew on the front, for that loop closure you see sticking up the back.
One more thing to note, in the first step of the tutorial it has you cut the honeybun strips. I did not do this. Instead, I sewed the entire strip. By doing this, I had enough stripped together for 3 bags (if you cut carefully)....and still over half of my honeybun strips left untouched. You probably could get at least 6 of these bags made out of one honeybun, for those of you making gifts. It would be good to know before picking up the yardage. Oh, I also made my straps 28 inches long each. So, I cut 2 strips (4 inches wide).
Also, a shout out to Fig Tree Quilts.....how I love thee. You can see where I mixed in just a touch of Joanna's previous collections into this. I love it. I loved picking thru my Fig Tree scraps bags and realizing that I could make a whole lot of these bags with my scraps I have saved. What fun!
Lastly, have you signed up for the Friday night sew in?