It’s been a productive week with two finished pouches and one finished quilt. I love being able to finish a project quickly and these pouches are fun and quick.
I belong to the Pouch Kit Club at Sew Lux Fabrics. Every month I receive a kit with everything I need to make a pouch, including fabric, interfacing, zipper, etc. I love having all the supplies together and ready to go.
I don’t always keep up with the monthly kits, so I’m a little behind. But I did finish two this past weekend. The first is this Ombre Heart Pouch. Isn’t it so cute?
These kits are also available as individual purchases – you don’t need to subscribe to a club. You can also purchase the pattern separately. And this is not an affiliate sales pitch. I’m not being compensated for this blog post. Usually I’ll get a few requests for more information about where I got my pattern or supplies. So, now you know!
The other kit I finished is the Goose Chase Pouch. It’s a little more modern and perhaps masculine? I love the size of this one. Perfect to hold a few quilting tools.
I love being able to use my personalized labels on these pouches. It’s easy and a nice addition, especially if it’s a gift.
I just got a new pouch kit in the mail today. I think I may have an idea for Christmas gifts this year!
My other finish is the Bee Hive Quilt which was part of the Sew Sampler subscription box from Fat Quarter Shop. I fell in love with the Pepper & Flax fabric collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. I knew I had to make this quilt.
The Bee Hive pattern is only available through a subscription. If you have that pattern, you might notice that I changed mine just a tiny bit. I added small corner triangles to each block using leftover scraps of 1 1/4″ squares. It creates a small diamond in the open background spaces.
My sister-in-law did the quilting for me. It’s so nice to have a member of the family with a longarm machine! I used minky for the back. I really had a tough time with the binding on this quilt. I will give you a separate blog post on my experience and how I would correct it (next time). Cooper has put it to the test, and he thinks everything turned out just perfect! But if you look closely, you can see the ripples along the edges. They weren’t there before I added the binding.
Speaking of kits, Craftsy is having a sale of up to 60% on kits and supplies this weekend! This would be a great time to stock up on supplies – kind of like back-to-school shopping.
This Sunday, I’ll be visiting Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, California for their Quilting in the Garden Show. It’s one of my favorites because it’s close by and the nursery is beautiful in all its Fall glory. They use large oak trees to hang a majority of the quilts from. Plus the nursery is blooming with color too. I’ll bring my camera and take lots of pictures to share with you. Below is a photo from 2016; you can visit this blog post to see more.