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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Saturday Sewing.

The overnight drizzle lasted through most of today with the odd decent shower. Although there has not been a huge amount what has fallen has sunk in to the soil rather than running off.

Cue a happy "no watering tonight" dance.

I have knitted seemingly non stop for several days so today I turned on the sewing machine.

The piano key border is on the lattice quilt top and I inset some fussy cut birds for extra interest.




I love that bird fabric, and am being very very mean with it. Every last scrap will be used.

I saw a Fat Quarter shop tutorial for zipped pouches last week and decided to make my own version today. I made it considerably bigger thinking it would hold knitting patterns. Of course I did not measure anything and they are rather too big.


I used a few candy squares for the front of this one.


I rootled out the last birdie block for the back.
I used an iron on batting rather than the soft and stable on the tutorial. There was just enough to make two, I will use the proper stuff if I make some more.


Some more candy and a fat quarter from Hobby Craft made the front of the second one.


A crazy patchwork block was perfect for the back.


Both are lined with this dragonfly and flower fabric and both have ribbon zipper pulls.

Although they are rather large I am very happy with the result. I made them from memory as I just couldn't be bothered to look for the tutorial.
I am not sure what to use them for, but I am sure something will spring to mind.

In fact if anyone has an idea the second one is up for grabs, just drop me a comment. If more than one wants it I may just make some more, I have a stack of orphan blocks looking for a home.


Now I better go and restore a semblance of order before I settle down to some knitting, I am well past the armhole shaping on the cardigan fronts. I would like to have it finished by Knit and Natter so I can start the socks.

          TTFN                                                   Pam
PS I should have said that the pouch is 14" wide by 17 1/2" tall.

19 comments:

  1. One of those would be great for keeping my tights in! It would stop them getting mixed up with other things in my drawer.

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    1. Mmm good idea, I keep mine in shallow fabric baskets, I keep them divided by weight and colour.

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  2. If it's A4 size it would be perfect for my cross stitch pattern pages. You work as always stunning.

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    1. It is bigger than A4 but that's better than smaller.

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  3. Pam, the sewing is just lovely, I keep a pouch in my handbag full of patchwork EPP or cross stitch so when I have those annoying pesky appointments that drag on I can just dig them out to relieve the absolute boredom!!! I like "big" sure a crotchet needle and some wood would fit them lovely too... Please don't add me to the list sure someone else is more deserving.xxx

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    1. I take crochet in a pretty bag when I know that I will be sitting about waiting. It is usually a conversation starter, someone will ask what I am making and then someone will ask where I got the bag.

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  4. The pouches are so pretty! I love the fabrics. It is amazing how you get so many things done. Your flowers (your last post) are just beautiful. Glad you got some rain.

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    1. I just ignore what I do't want to see until I am ready to deal with it. As long as the kitchen and bathroom are clean the rest can slip a bit. Then when I have sewn or knitted myself silly I have a blitz day.

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    2. I would love to have one of the pouches you have made. Your choice of fabrics is exquisite. Myra from Canada

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  5. Lovely to see your patchwork .Aslo glad for you having some rain . My water butts are still empty....only a bit of mizzle here in the last hour or so ( Far south west of Cornwall). My arms are aching from watering with watering cans . I will be popping in from time to time to see your needlework coming along : ) Daisy Debs x

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    1. We had more rain overnight, the garden is glowing in the sunshine.

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  6. Beautiful pouches Pam with a thousand and one uses I should think.
    I've finished the quilt top today....yay!!!-x-

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    1. WOO HOO, I love a finish. I dragged out a top that just needs squaring up and a border added. It will wait till the end of the week though.

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  7. They certainly are beautiful pouches, loved your choice of fabrics. We didn't get any rain yesterday but boy did it rain through the night.

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    1. I hope that you have sun today.

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  8. The pouches are beautiful. I would use it to keep all my little bits of yarn in that I use up on the twiddle muffs I decorate.
    Carolx

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    1. I would have thought that a fabric basket would be better as you could see at a glance what you have. Drop me a comment with your address, I will not publish it, and i will sen you one, I went mad last year and made far too many.

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    2. As you can see my fingers went too fast and I missed the spell check highlite.

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  9. Love the dragonfly fabric - it's almost too pretty to be the lining!

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