Saturday, August 31, 2013

purple pouches

My daughter needs a pencil case for school and we decided that I should sew one up for her. I should probably mention that she LOVES purple. As if it weren't obvious. (Lucky me.)
This was my first attempt. I finished it late last night and was a little disappointed. It's a make up bag, not a pencil pouch, for crying out loud. She insisted that it was great, but I just couldn't stop there. I'm a bit of a perfectionist.
I attempted another one this afternoon. And, hey! It actually looks like a pencil pouch! Now she has two purple pouches to fill with who knows what. She's pleased as punch! I love that she appreciates hand made things so much. It's wonderful.

These are made from scraps, so I'm counting them as #8 and #9 for my 101 scrap project challenge. Woo-hoo! I'm hopeful that I'll be able to whip up a few more projects before the weekend is through.

Are you sewing this Labor Day weekend, too? If you are, I'd love to hear what you are making!

38 comments:

Linda said...

I've been drawing up a new pattern. Hope to get it sewn together tomorrow and finish another little project, too.

Mary Stori said...

Of course I'm sewing....just put the finishing touches on a small piece of my nuno felted wool...happy, happy, happy....beads, embroidery, and felted wool....does it get any better than that?? Oh, ya.....a child who loves her 2 purple pouches!!

genevievegraves said...

These are great! What a lucky girl to have a matching set! What patterns or tutorials did you use?

Sara A. said...

I'm making a quilt or a wall hanging I call color study of all different shades of orange, purple, and red. I wanted to challenge myself on what colors "go." It's kind of a mess but I'm organising it by value light to dark. I don't really know what I think of it, but as a beginner quilter I can feel my skills improving which is what it's really about when I get down to it.

charlotte said...

Working on some halloween aprons. One down, two to go.

Patchwork and Play said...

The pouches are simply perfect! I teach and some of my students would fill the first one with all their bits and pieces, no problem! I am playing with a Polaroid project pattern this afternoon!

Amy said...

Great bags! Purple can be very happy, and it won't show as much dirt as a lighter color. I'm working on doll quilts for a guild charity project and cutting a "dark" volume quilt using Sunday Morning Quilts. Can't wait to start it!

Diane said...

great purple pouches! Have a great weekend!

Di~ said...

so fun to see these two pouches made by you, both cute, especially the PENCIL pouch!!! :) you make me smile for cry out loud! Working on my low volume and some embroidery for wedding gifts.

Brittany said...

I am certain that your little girl loves those pouches. I know I would. As for me, I am working on a t-shirt quilt and cannot decide on the backing fabric.

Vicki said...

Actually, I cutting out new projects to sew! Those 2 purple pouches are fantastic.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Very cool! Purple is always such a fun colour!

marie bartels said...

They are lovely !!

tubakk said...

Sweet pouches both of them. And I agree with you that the last one is more like a pencase. I finished a runner last night, and that turned out very well.

Denise in PA said...

They are both fabulous! I am sewing placemats!. Hopefully, those will be finished early today so I can get on to something more fun! (I've completed 8, 2 more to bind - that a lot o' placemats!)

Il Gufo Creativo said...

These pouches are really lovely!

Mary

tink's mom said...

Great back to school set of pouches. You did make an intentional set for your daughter correct ;-}. You did a great job and that they both contain the same scraps it does look like you planned it.

Deborah said...

I'm thinking about making a purple and white scrappy quilt.......way outside my color comfort zone! Cute pouches!

Richard Healey said...

I love the scrappy pouches they are a lot of fun. I also like to set ambitious goals. Last year I wanted to make 1 quilt a week so set a goal to make 52 (lap or baby size quilts) in one year and did it. The goal for 101 scrap projects are fantastic. I may have to make a more serious goal of my own.

suemac said...

Love the bags. My husband's favorite color is purple so I am ready to quilt purple quilt #2 for him. Those bags are so cute. I am whipping up some bags for Christmas presents and love your patchwork ideas.

coastal gray said...

Happy to say I've finished 2 Christmas present quilts...... Never been done before..... This far ahead...... So now on to a guild challenge.....

Laura said...

I finally have my sewing machine and (some of) my quilting supplies after a cross country move so I'm working on a quilt for the first time in a few months! So happy to be sewing again!

Annalia said...

It pays to be a perfectionist!

Becki Robins said...

Love the purple pencil pouches ... I wish I'd thought of making my own before I went to Target and dropped too much money on pouches that aren't even half that cute!

trudys_person said...

Definitely quilting this weekend ... I'm working on a jelly roll quilt, and I expect to have all the blocks together by tomorrow. I love your purple pouches!

JG said...

How colorful! Your daughter is very lucky! One quilted pillow for my couch is almost finished, now.
~Judy

Anne said...

I'm making a quilt using The Proverbial Quilt pattern by Denyse Schmidt. I'm using some lines from one of my all time favourite books; it's going to be a lovely quilt just for me! It's been so much fun making the letters in colours that match the spirit of the text I'm using, and it's using lots of my vintage scraps that I love so much too!

Your purple pouches are lovely.

Anne Heidi said...

Both pouches are lovely! Lucky girl :-) We don't have a long weekend in Norway- so I'm off to work...

Jessica said...

Love the striped pencil pouch, and I spy Liberty pencils!

margaret said...

two lovely pouches I am sure the other children will be wanting some too. No stitching this weekend, been to a funeral and yesterday I was at the Harrogate wuilt show which was so inspiring.

rappy said...

No labour day here in England (we had a bank holiday last weekend). I spent the weekend shoving a king-sized quilt in my 6" machine and am now licking my wounds. Now that it's done I realize I could have QAYG it, but I'm going to buy a machine today with an 11" today, instead!

franberry said...

Fantastic! I can see why your daughter loves them. I've been working on two projects this weekend. I finally finished all my nine-patches (not one-a-day, but in spurts) and need to cut the sashing. It will be nice to see this quilt come together. Last night I finished the top of a simple lap-size baby quilt for a teacher who's expecting later this year - now for the backing ...

Patti said...

Oh my gosh, I've been working at quilting a quilt and piecing another top. I've been able to get a lot done, yay! But the weather has been very lovely and it's been hard to keep my head down working, lol!

Living in the Bay said...

The pouches are so cute! I'm not sewing this weekend but I just finished reading your book, Sunday Morning Quilts and got inspired to sort my fabric and "clean" my sewing room. It could have been on a hoarder's show it was so bad! Thank you for the inspiration and concrete advice for organizing my fabrics.

Lynn Walker said...

Both pouches turned out great! That's so wonderful your daughter loves and appreciated handmade. I've been sewing pouches, too, lately; been on a bit of a rampage, actually haha. The more I make, the more ideas I come up with!

Mary Ann said...

I was in Atlanta for Dragoncon- a SciFi dantasy convention. Had a blast and here is an article from CNN with me in it ( I am #11 photo) http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/03/living/cosplay-crossplay-dragoncon-irpt/index.html?iref=allsearch

Clara said...

Love them!!!! And last weekend was a "crochet time".....

MareMare said...

Great purples! I was going through my stash for purples and found that I was a little short in that color. Crazy!