Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My pouch for the Portland-Vancouver swap

When I first started chatting with the lovely Susan Beal, president of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, we talked about having a swap between our two guilds to build a connection between modern quilt guilds in the Pacific Northwest. The Portland MQG-Vancouver MQG Pouch Swap is the result and here's the pouch I'm sending off to Portland. It's my first ever pouch and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I used some of my precious apples and pears print for the exterior based on my partner's colour preferences (actually, since she's American, she probably has color preferences without the u, doesn't she?). 

Inside, I used a Lizzy House stripe for the lining and zipper tabs. I followed the Easy Peasy Zippered Pouch Tutorial by Make it Perfect since Heather had recommended it at the VMQG meeting.

 This was the very first zipper I've sewn at home and the second ever zipper I've sewn. I bought a zipper foot for my sewing machine and it worked perfectly! It really was quite magical for me to see how it all came together because I've been quite intimidated by zippers.

The finished pouch measured 7 3/4" wide by 5 1/2" tall. I was able to fit in a couple small goodies for my partner. Now that I've given this pouch away, my daughter wants me to make one for her! She's already chosen the fabrics and even a few buttons for good measure. I'll be sure to share when it's done!


  1. THat's only your second zipper? Wow! You should have seen the disasters that were my first dozen.... This looks like your 100th.

    Cute pouch. I must say that I find it a tad ironic that a word like colour is spelled less colourfully by Americans who purport to be a nation of colourful personalities...

  2. I LOVE that fabric, I'm still hoarding some! Your pouch looks great, I'm sure your partner will love it :-)

  3. Oh wow it's super cute Holly! And great job on the zip & thanks for the link to that tute- I've been wanting to try one that way, it looks a bit easier to line everything up using the tabs on the ends. Your partner is going to loooove their new pouch! :D

  4. Gorgeous pouch! I'm sure your partner will love it, Holly!

  5. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

  6. Your pouch is beautiful, Holly! I'm so glad we're doing this swap together, and it's been so much fun!



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