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