The original assignment for my C&G course way back when was to interpret a photo using strip piecing. I was left with a 5″x12″ scrap of pieced fabric without a purpose… till I needed a new bag. I quilted the back with text from a quote that I liked and learned a little more about how NOT to construct a bag.
Just a zippered pouch with a curved bottom to a) leave a natural depression for my hand when carrying and b) facilitate the gathering of loose coinage in the corner for speedy access during checkouts.
Nice to find a purpose for the leftovers of my course!