I am participating in the flickr Pretty Little Pouch Swap. I have been thinking and planning for the pouch I would make for my secret partner for the last couple of weeks. I decided to use some DS Quilts fabric and some linen. I love the linen as it is just the right light oatmeal color. I found it in the remnants at Joann's and it is has a nice texture. Why can't I ever find yardage like this?
So here is the front of the pouch. I played with some blue DS Quilts scraps and came up with this pattern using Noodleheads tutorial as a guide, though I did not follow her pattern. I used my pearl cottons to stitch the detail of the lines and the bird, with a tiny bead for the eye.
On the back I added another bird detail.
This bird fabric by Valorie Wells inspired the bird on the front. I machine appliqued the hexagon and then machine quilted around it.
I used two blue Ds Quilts fabric for the inside as well. And fused my Lucky Duck Dreams label inside. I also put some goodies inside and will try to send it tomorrow. Ive been sick since Friday and was up all night coughing. Despite resting yesterday I was off work today sleeping mostly and luckily not coughing so much.
|I really love this pouch and it was easier then I thought.|
I might have to make some for Christmas. Anyone interested?