Friday, February 13, 2015

zippers galore

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
 
Apparently zippers have been the theme the past few months at my place!
I made another baggy pouch, this time in size large. Pattern is by Aneela Hooey. It's a fun one! I love making it with patchwork. I used mini charms from V and Co. (Color Theory) and Kate Spain (Paradiso). The two lines work SO well together. I'm pleased that I was able to use the mini charm packs and not hoard them until the end of time. That's a big WIN for me! I LOVE this pouch!!!
Last Sunday I taught a few new friends how to make simple zipper pouches. We were going to make the pouches out of a single fabric exterior, but patchwork is always cuter, so we went that route. More 2 1/2" squares, except we used scraps this time. (Yay scraps!) I love how they turned out! One woman had never sewn before...I think she is going to be hooked.
And...one more Work In Progress bag. I had to finish this because I had the zipper done, thanks to yesterday's tutorial. This makes bag #18. Now I think I'm ready to move on and sew something without a zipper! :)

Of course, finishing my pattern was the biggest finish of all this week. Many, many thanks to those of you who purchased a copy! I appreciate your support!

I decided to pick 5 winners for the giveaway. They are: CathyCathy L, Susie at ProspertyStuff, Elizabeth Peterson and Aliceart. Thanks to all of you who entered.

Good gravy, could this post HAVE any more links? :)

Now, at last, it's your turn. Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for finishing with me. Happy Friday!

27 comments:

Chantal Thibodeau said...

I really love your bold colors, specially with all this snow and this -30C in Quebec.

Carla said...

Another cute pouch. Hats off to the woman who has never sewn before to start with a zipper! Good for her ; )

Svetlana said...

Those pouches are fantastic. And your new pattern is just amazing, such a great idea. Thanks for all the tips too.

Terri said...

Oh how I love making zipper pouches! Love seeing your beautiful patchwork pouches with spring color combinations. I need to get sewing now.

CapitolaQuilter said...

I love links - it leads me all over to new adventures! Appreciate your tips and photo hints so much it really does help me get over the fear of trying new things.

Darcy said...

I love those little mini charm packs and I never know what to do with them! Great idea and lovely finishes as usual ;-)

Christine Feldstein said...

Very cute pouches! Love them!

Rene' said...

So many fun zipper projects completed! I need to go check out your WIP pouch pattern....I'm behind on my blog reading...again! Happy to have a finish to share this week AND it also includes zippers! Happy Friday to you!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Love the big baggy pouch and the see through one is very clever!

Alli said...

Your baggy and other patchwork zip pouches are adorable! :)

Stephanie Palmer said...

I'd love to have 10 of those see through pouches for my purse! I like to fantasize about how organized I would be. As if....

V Hair said...

Cute punches and a great use for those candy squares. Usually the patterns loose half the fabric in seam allowances. With yours I can see all the fabric in their glory!

Sew Stitching Cute said...

I absolutely love your project bags... I need to make some; however I am also scared because it would make me realize exactly HOW MANY WIP's I have. I do like knowing they are safe from any stains, etc. And those zipper pouches... yummy! Scrappy scrumptiousness!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like I'm a little late to the party - already 116 links! wow people have been busy. Love your little bags.

Brenda said...

funny about your bags -- I'm showing a teenager how to sew next week, and I got out a mini charm pack and a eight inch zipper to make one just like yours -- three days ago. I'm hoping to hook her into quilting, and I thought a finished project would be more inspiring than starting a big quilt which may never get done.

HeatherBC said...

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on the process of looking for a responsible person who will work with us to the success of this transaction. Please get back to me through
sgt.richardbirdwell000@gmail.com for more
details about this transaction.
Thank you

Thought you'd like to know!

Jen said...

Pretty bright patchwork! Makes my eyes happy haha!

Taryn (forkandneedle) said...

Love your bags! You're amazing!

I got one of those interesting 'emails' from a sergeant in Afghanistan as well... it got deleted fairly quick too!

Love your blog. :-)

Kay said...

I love scrappy pouches, in fact sewing with 2 1/2 inch squares is one of my favourite things to do. I frequently use my charm packs to make the basket on the Pink Penguin blog, it is my go to pattern for presents. x

Kay said...

I love scrappy pouches, in fact sewing with 2 1/2 inch squares is one of my favourite things to do. I frequently use my charm packs to make the basket on the Pink Penguin blog, it is my go to pattern for presents. x

Kay said...

I love scrappy pouches, in fact sewing with 2 1/2 inch squares is one of my favourite things to do. I frequently use my charm packs to make the basket on the Pink Penguin blog, it is my go to pattern for presents. x

Melissa Corry said...

That little pouch is so stinkin cute!!!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

Zippers , zippers and more zippers. I have made oodles of zipper bags myself recently in an attempt to use up little bits of fabric that are too yummy to throw out. Surprisingly it doesn't take very much to make a darling little make up bag, put in some handmade soap,nail file etc. for little xmas gifts. I must be totally nuts starting this early.....but those zippers and cute little leftover fabrics are drawing me in.

jizee6687 said...

I Love your work.

Elizabeth Peterson said...

I can't believe I won, thank you so much!! My email is lizzyp_159@yahoo. Thanks again:)

quiltytherapy said...

Adorable pouches, but the scrap ones are my favorite.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Love your scrappy pouches!!!