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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Back At It

I have a couple projects to show you - one completed and one not.

First, over at the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild, we had a zipper pouch challenge last month.  I had put in lots of zippers back in the "old days" (pre -quilting days!) so I wasn't intimidated.  I also had instructions in Malka Dubrawsky's Fresh Quilting.
 Link to Amazon's copy

I really want to make that sewing machine cover on the upper right, but that's for another day.

Here is the final product:

I chose black, white and grey text prints for the outside, so wanted something colourful for the inside.  And, I used a zipper that I had on hand (from the "old days"!), so there needed to be some blue in there.

It turned out pretty well for a first attempt.  Since making it, Cathy, over at Blueberry Patch, posted some great hints and tips for making zipper pouches - including how to put those little ends on the zippers.  Now, I'm itching to make another one!

I also pulled out a little kit I bought last year, at Village Quilts in Lethbridge.  (Just looked for a link to their website - they don't have one!  Strange!  But it is a great bricks and mortar shop, nonetheless.) It is a Thimbleberries pattern, but the gals at Village Quilts kitted it up with some fresher fabrics.

I've got the top done.

I need to embroider some seeds in those watermelon slices, then quilt it up.  It's about 24 x 36 inches, so a good sized tablerunner.  Hopefully, I'll get it done before those three hot days we get here, that we call summer.

That's it for me, for now!  I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.


Heather said...

Daughter wanted a new dress and of course it needed a zipper. I used to put those in while sleeping, it took a wee bit longer, but turned out nice. A zipper pouch would be fun. A small project I could finish in short order. excellent.

Thanks for sharing both the quilt shows. I find them very inspiring.

lorenabr said...