Monday, 23 September 2013

Zipped Liberty Pouches

Despite a day of pouch rage last week, I managed to get it together in the end.


The pouch is quilted, with the Liberty panel stitched in the ditch (or meant to be - oh the satisfaction when it works!).  The border was sewn with seed stitch and each colour overlaps the last and the next so there's a kind of rainbow shift in colour as it goes round.


It's lined with some of the ancient fabric I used for Komebukuro bag 2.  I wish I could find more in this colour.



And, along with a few goodies, it's going off to a new home where I hope its owner likes it and doesn't notice any of the flaws (huge mistake to make a first pouch for somebody else.)


The second one took about a quarter of the time to assemble and has also gone off to a new home.



Fresh Poppy Design

21 comments:

  1. They are both really pretty!
    Well done on your stitch-in-the-ditch! I recently spent an hour unpicking my attempts and have decided to go with another design just to avoid the unpicking!

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  2. I love them both. I usually make all my firsts for other people, hence the time wasting and swearing involved!

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  3. Love it! I want one!! I might have said this before, but the liberty fabrics with the linen are just fantastic. And the colour wheel seed stitch works so well (loved it when I saw it on the bag).

    Have you got a stitch in the ditch foot for your new machine? That might be considered cheating, but it improved my quilting.....

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  4. I love the hand stitching - a perfect accent!

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  5. they are absolutely adorable Catherine! I love your seed stitch and the really tiny Liberty squares!

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  6. The linen, the clever use of pretty coloured seed stitching and of course the little snippets of Liberty fabric have all combined to make lovely pouches...oh...and your quilting in the ditch looks perfect to me....me thinks you are only joshing about the flaws!! Both pouches are delightful!!

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  7. These are beautiful. I love those prints with the linen and the stitching brings them all together perfectly :)

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  8. They are both beautiful Catherine. I particularly like the one with the seed stitch. I'm sure where they are going they will be greatly appreciated.

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  9. so glad you kept going .. because they are wonderful.. now to make your own?

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  10. Especially love that seeded hand quilting! Can't see any flaws. I normally try something new for a gift too and it's not a good plan for me, but I keep doing it! I tell myself it adds that handmade authenticity-no two alike!!

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  11. They're lovely–too good to give away. The patchwork design, fabrics and stitching would make a great cover for a needle booklet.

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  12. Your pouch is adorable, I so want to play with my liberty scraps now.

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  13. Gorgeous. You continue to make me change my mind about not being too keen on Liberty fabrics!!

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  14. So great with the hand stitches!

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  15. They are both very pretty. Love all the hand stitching.

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  16. Lovely little pouches. Love the seed stitch on the first one! I am sure the new owners will be delighted to receive them. Natalie x

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  17. I love your pouches with the Liberty fabrics - they are so precious and here they look like gems.

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