January 22, 2012

Zippers and Logs and Bees, Oh My!

Yes, I think I have developed a little addiction for making these little zippered pouches!  I whipped up another one Saturday and SO wanted to make more  -  but I had no more zippers!

Some Loulouthi love going on here!!

Love those Xs and Os on the inside.

I used a stiffer interfacing for this one and I don't like the feel of it as much as the first one.  I'd love to make one with patchwork and using quilt batting and see how that feels.

And I got my partner in the Mouthy Stitches swap!  So now I can begin to "stalk" her flickr profile and see how she has answered all the questions we have been asking in order to design a zipperd pouch I think she'll like.

In other news, my mini quilt for the STUD swap is in progress.  Here's the sneak peek I posted on flickr.

The theme is log cabins.  So I am making bright, colorful, busy, wonky log cabins!  But it's OK - I'm pretty sure my partner will like colorful and bright, too.  Can't show the whole thing until it reaches it's destination.

Oh, and I got Sara's block for the Ab Fab Free Bees free form round robin over at Around the Bend and Across the Pond.  (Man! that's a mouthful!)  I've pulled some fabrics and am thinking about what to add . . .


  1. Cute pouches. I love the Loulouthi line and the Amy Butler line in the other pouch. What interfacing did you use on each pouch? I usually use the fusible fleece as an interfacing for pouches.

  2. Heather, Thanks for your comment. I used Pellon # 30 stabilizer in the blue AB one. I used a lightweight sew in interfacing in the Loulouthi and it is a bit stiffer than I would like it to be. I have since made one with thin quilt batting. It was OK, but a bit too soft and the lining seemed too loosebecause it had no stabilizer attached. I would like to try the fusible fleece! That might be the perfect choice.

  3. i really need to try a zipper pouch! why haven't i yet?? yours are BEAUTIFUL!

  4. i was trying to be a good partner !!


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