Sunday, 9 September 2018

Open wide zipper pouch

I just made another open wide zipper pouch. I just love these little projects! It's the middle size of the free pattern by Noodlehead.


A quilt sometimes can feel overwhelming, little projects like this are very satisfying.


Especially if they are a gift to a person, who loves it. That green print by the way is one of my all-time favourites!


This pouch I made for a dear colleague who is off to an adventure in South America, with a backpack and a one way ticket. Since I know how messy a backpack can get I made her that pouch to hopefully avoid any mess!

Friday, 7 September 2018

Biene's Adventure Quilt - block #6

We enjoyed the last bit of the hot summer days in August with Biene and went for a swim. Well, Biene did, we just had fun watching her.
As with previous water blocks I opted again for a nice wavy print to represent the water.


Biene loved the water and the welcoming coolness of it, no wonder she kept hopping in an out.


Give that dog a ball and she's happy!


The excitement was big and it was hard to have her sit still. She would lay down for just a few seconds, not leaving the ball out of sight.


And that's Biene in what used to be green grass. This heat wave has burned all the grass that Biene now is pretty much camouflaged.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Bee blocks for Allison

I just realised that I never showed you the bee blocks I made for Allison in July!


Allison is making a two colour quilt in mainly yellow and white but also with some chartreuse.When you're making a big quilt it's always good to get some help of your quilty bees!


Allison's quilt design includes these beautiful star blocks that accompany applique blocks, that Allison is doing herself.


I used a variety of yellow prints and made one block in chartreuse. The blocks are 8.5" square.


Here and here you can see the progress Allison is making with her quilt. This is going to be a beautiful one!

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Boxy Pouch made from scraps

I had a lot of oddly shaped scraps left from my Pantone quilt 'Purple Haze' so I decided to use them straight away. I love that colour combination so much anyway.



I have been admiring these boxy pouches by Katie of SewKatieDid and I thought I have enough scraps to make one pouch. Because you can never have enough pouches!


That were the two panels I made. Mostly all strips were individually pieced with tiny scraps. Not the quickest way to do it but what can you do when you have small but lovely scraps?


And this one is really large! I first made it more squat but didn't like it so I adjusted it to make the shape of the pouch more square and I like it better that way.


While adjusting I also added a second strap, there's one at each end now which makes it easier to handle when zipping and un-zipping the pouch.


This lovely pouch is a great way to use up scraps or, what Katie suggest, using orphan blocks.  I'll definitely make another one!

Linking to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts