Another little project — but not a UFO! Can you believe it?! I actually decided to make a new project this week, and I’m pretty happy with it.
When my Quilter’s Planner arrived, it came with a Pattern Supplement brimming with several really beautiful projects. One of the little projects caught my eye — the Zippy Pouch, and I’ve been itching to make it.
The Zippy Pouch was designed by Karin Jordan of Karin Jordan Studios. The pouch is 4″ x 9″ and has a wide base. The pattern was very well done and easy to follow.
The fabrics used are fat quarters and scraps. I’m not sure what the fabric is that I used on the exterior of my pouch. It wasn’t marked when I bought it. I’m wondering if it’s a peppered cotton, or a shot cotton. It was a little fussy to work with because it was very soft and frayed quite a bit. With the exception of the main exterior fabric, all of the fabrics are from my stash.
Once I had the exterior of the bag constructed and added fusible fleece to it, I decided to have some fun with the quilting. I did straight line quilting because I thought it would look great with the design.
While stitching, I used my machine foot to gauge the width of the stitching. Once I got the sides done, I stitched the bottom.
When it came to the sides, which are triangular, I changed it up a bit and just following the triangular shape. One side is actually just a tiny bit different from the other, because I got lost in thought and accidentally changed up the stitching. Ha!
The interior is very roomy. I will hold all of my colored pencils (I think I have a 72-pencil set). I also like the wide base because it stands up so nicely.
The zipper was a bit tricky because my zipper was quite a bit longer than 9 inches. However, the pattern directions for the zipper are very easy to understand.
So Have I Done Any More UFOs?
Okay, I’ll admit it. Yes. I’ve finished one more — just a bit of hand quilting and binding on a small quilt.
What have you been working on this week? I’d love to hear about it!