Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Patchwork Pouch Finish, Butterfly Sightings,Quilting and Binding Done on Small Quilt.

I straight stitch quilted the front and back.

Tab sewn onto both ends of zipper.

This is the back of my zippered pouch.

The other side, I used Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Blend  and scraps.
Bottom view, boxed.

My small butterfly quilt, finished.

The pattern I used is, 'Mini Painted Ladies'. Maybe call this 'City Gals' ?

Back of butterfly quilt, fun with scraps.

Hello! Hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend.
We hiked and enjoyed the sun, then had a bar-b-que and enjoyed family.
The Monarch  butterflies are beginning to make their appearance around here. I've seen quite a few. They fly by fast, like they're afraid they'll get eaten.

I finished up the scrap pouch I've been working on. I wanted to try a different pattern. The pattern I used for this pouch, or I should say the directions I used, was Jenny Doans' MSQC tutorial, How to Make a Zippered Pouch, on YouTube; very easy to follow. I changed up the dimensions to my own liking but the rest was following her tutorial. It's a great tutorial by the way, no surprises. There is no lining, the directions call for zig-zag finishing the inside seams. I covered the inside seams with binding, hand sewn on.

Yoko Saito in her book, Patchwork Bags and Accessories , finishes her inside seams with binding, hand sewn on, and I like that finished look.

I'm also linking up with Linda @ KokaQuilts  for Sew Stitch Snap Share #27.
Stop in to share what you've been working on and to get inspired by beautiful projects.
Thanks Linda for hosting this opportunity.

And my butterfly quilt is finished with 1 1/4" binding, I use skinny binding for my  smaller quilts. 

So I've managed to move ahead on two projects this last week.

I hope you're enjoying the season. Are you seeing any butterflies yet?
I'll be by to visit!