Hi there! I am excited to share one of my recent swap projects with you today.
I have been stitching along with the do. Good Stitches girls for quite some time and the Faith group decided to have a little pouch swap for fun. I got Deb and she had this mosaic on Flickr. All the photos in Deb's mosaic were beautiful, but I especially noticed the photo of FMF.
Instead intricate piecing, I decided to go with a simple, well-constructed pouch with a little help from Michelle Patterns (Keyka Lou). I used the Inset Zip Clutch pattern and as always, the pattern was well-written and easy to follow. In fact, I felt my first attempt at this pattern turned out nearly perfect. And I didn't want to mail it off, but I did!
I love that the zipper sits down inside the pouch a little - a nicer finish with no crazy, bumpy corners. And fussy cutting the bouquet print as well as the seeds was the right way to go for sure.
I included a few little scraps from my left over FMF fat quarters for Deb as well as a few other surprises. One of the best parts was getting a message from her that when she got this she was so excited she was jumping up and down and telling her husband it was the one she wanted! :-D That totally made my day!
I got a pretty sweet gathered pouch from Jenn of Knit.Craft.Sew...
She cleared nailed it with the pink, green and dots! ;-) And I love this awesome lining print ...
Thanks so much Jenn! :-)
I have a few more swaps to share about, but I will save it for another day.
Happy Sewing! :-)