Yes, that is snow! And if you look closely, you can see a sheen of ice on the fountain, too... I guess I won't be planting flowers in my yard, which is my usual tradition on Mother's Day! It does make for a good sewing day, however!
Inspired by posts I read this week from Svetlana at s.o.t.a.k. handmade and Amy at Diary of a Quilter, I decided to play around with some quilt as you go techniques and out of it came this pouch:
Front and back views. It is made out of a panel from my Charley Harper bird fabric. I made a slab from pieces of the panel and some strips of navy and white Gleeful that I've had in my stash. Then I cut the slab apart to make the front and back.
The inside comes from a fat quarter of Comma.
This was the first time I've tried making a pouch without any directions. Since I've made a few in the last year or so, I thought it would be a cinch! (Ha!) After sewing the zipper in backwards, and then sewing the whole thing closed without a way to turn everything right side out, I decided I will not be so self-assured next time!
While looking for an idea for an end of the year gift for one of my teaching partners, I found a tutorial for an easy quilt as you go table runner on Amy's blog, and decided to give it a try. I am using the rest of my fat quarter bundle of Gleeful for this project for a fresh, happy, and spring-y look. So far, here is how it looks:
The top is made from 2 1/2 inch strips, and the back is pieced from some larger pieces. I am hoping it will kind of be reversible! I have plenty of the 2 1/2 inch strips left for the binding, too.
And finally, to celebrate my 101st post of last week, an inspiration from a comment left by Lara at BuzzinBumble! I'm going to have my first giveaway, a small bundle of 6 fat quarter dot fabrics, an homage to the 101 Dalmatians, and my most recent fabric obsession!
If you would enjoy having this little bundle, leave me a comment, and I will choose a winner this coming Thursday, May 14th!
Have a great week, everyone!