How cute is that?! Oh, and there were other goodies inside. They just didn't make it to the photo shoot.
Sunday, the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild met. I gave a demo on how to do (or, as it turned out, how not to do) a zipped pouch. Really, nothing went right with this demo. I tried to top stitch, but then my machine got hung up on the fusible fleece I used to line the outer fabric. (I love the fusible fleece, though. Gives just enough stability, with a little softness, too!) As I was picking out the top stitching, I ripped a hole in my pouch. Awesome. But, I didn't give up! Here's the final product:
I always like to have a purpose for my bags/pouches. This one is for going to concerts and sports events ~ you know, for those times when you just need a phone and a credit card? This will be perfect (about 7" tall).
While at our meeting, I finished up this pouch. I was super excited about this one, because I've really wanted to try some "rustic" embroidery. The center print is from Spoonflower (a freebie sample, I think - I've had it forever).
It's a pretty good size ~ about 10" x 10". I wanted something that I could put a sketch book and pencils in. (I'm terrible at sketching, but maybe if I have something pretty to carry my supplies in, I'll be more inspired.) Thinking about adding a strap to this one and make it for of a satchel.
I've got some other "pouch" things in the works, but nothing I can reveal right now. Stay tuned until next week!