I'm working on a Christmas lap quilt this week, but I'm at the stage in the quilt making where I have to sew rows together and I'm not crazy about that step (all those loooooong seams!) So I decided to take a break and make something small.
Then I remembered I saved a post from s.o.t.a.k. handmade at the beginning of the month. She gathered 30 free tutorials or patterns for zipper pouches and put them all together in one blog post, which is awesome (she did the same thing for bags if those are more your thing!)
The Color Block Pouch tutorial was part of the list and I remembered that Debbie from A Quilter's Table made that pouch a little while ago. The design is very striking and it looked easy enough so I pulled some fabrics and got started!
I found some leftover Curiosities by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery on my cutting table (I'm using it to make the Meadow Mystery Quilt) and then went through my solid scraps and found the perfect matches - Kona Charcoal and Kona White.
Debbie was right - the tutorial is super clear and the pouch is easy and quick to put together (about 2 hours from beginning to end). I didn't have a 7" zipper on hand so used a 12" one but I think I might have cut it a bit short...
|See that little gap at the end there? I don't think it's supposed to be there!|
I used the Curiosities fabric for the back of the pouch too.
So that's my small finish for the week! I'm going to link up at Crazy Mom Quilts and at Quilt Matters for TGIFF.