Another Little Project

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.

Another Little Project - Zippy Pouch, pattern by Karin Jordan and shown in The Quilter's Planner Pattern Supplement - 2018

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.

Another Little Project - quilting detail, front of pouch - 2018

While stitching, I used my machine foot to gauge the width of the stitching. Once I got the sides done, I stitched the bottom.

Another Little Project - quilting detail, bottom of pouch - 2018

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!

Another Little Project - quilting detail, side view - 2018

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.

Another Little Project - inner pouch view - 2018

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!

Linking up today with Susan at Quilt Fabrication and Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.


13 thoughts on “Another Little Project”

  1. Very very cute! I love pouches that have wide bases. It looks like some shot cotton I won. Pieced 2 more snowman runners and working on a different heart one. Having a hard time deciding on the border fabric/s now. Would love to have all of them quilted and listed by Friday night.

  2. Very nice and for me really ambitious. Love the colors and the wee bit of hand quilting. Your color pencils will thank you for giving them a cool carrier. I finished my first quilt of the year yesterday, nine days into the new year and I think I bested last year-whoo hoo.

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