The other night I was overcome by the need to make a pouch for someone special. (Roseann, yours is up next I swear!). I thought about it, and knew it had to be a good mix of me and my friend's likes. I hope I found a good balance.
When it comes to pouches and mini quilts I have so many ideas floating around my head. So many fabric combos and block ideas. Things that just have to be made. I brainstormed a little bit and settled on three teeny stars (they measure 1 1/4" each), and a strip of navy corduroy. I was originally going to border this all in Kona Curry, but when it came to that point, the curry made everything look too boyish - so I went with hot pink.
I really didn't do much planning, just a quick sketch and got sewing! I'm pretty surprised that those stars ended up in the right spot spacially! Again, I used this as an inspiration - but didn't follow any directions. Maybe I should have because I was a little rusty when it came to making this pouch fully lined and my topstitching doesn't go all the way to the tabs as a result. It'll turn out better next time I'm sure - unless I forget it again! lol!
Oh, and since I'm sure I'll forget later, the patchwork / quilted piece was 11" before sewing into a pouch. Just a little smaller than I'd planned!
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