I thought it sounded like fun....and it's another completely doable project for me right now. If you want to see the completed project, you can look here (and the tutorial for making it is there, too). If you look at the related posts at the bottom of this post, you'll see the sample pouch as well. The zip along is being hosted by Debbie over at A Quilter's Table.
Our first task was to pick our fabrics. I pulled the three fabrics on the left as my starting point. I picked these up on a whim when I was in Grand Rapids a few weeks ago. I adore them. I went through my stash to see what I had that went with it. I found the fabrics on the right in my stash. They are Bella from Lotta Jansdotter. I got this fabric from Marmalade a while back (see/click button on my sidebar to visit this awesome fabric shop). I love them and haven't had the courage to cut into them yet. I pulled some zippers that would coordinate....the one on the bottom is a dark gray (charcoal). I feel like my zipper supply is depleted from all my earbud pouch sewing for Christmas. Gah! I have like 15 zippers left, but not the right colors. I wanted orange to go along with the grays. I guess it's time for another Zipit order! Poor me. :-)
We were also supposed to start cutting out. Haven't gotten that far yet. I have a hard time sewing during the week, unless it's by hand. So, I may not get my pouch made up until this weekend.
I'm not even sure which of the fabrics above I'll use yet. I really need to try not to overthink this, though. It's just a little zipper pouch, for Pete's sake!
I was thinking this (in other fabric) would make a good iPod case that could hold the earphones and charging cord for a certain little girl I know. :-)
If you want to join in, you can find the first post about what to do right here. :-)
Oh, and if you are following the Peace Quilt blog hop, I had my friend Doris' website wrong. She moved blog services, and I forgot to change it. The correct blog site is: www.madebyabrunnette.com You should go check it out and see her version of the Peace quilt. (She's giving away a copy of the pattern, too!) She added borders and applique, and she made the background the focus fabric and the peace sign solids. It's really cool.
After all that great snow we got last week, it was 55 degrees and thunderstorms here today! Pretty weird weather! It's supposed to be back down to 18 degrees by Thursday.
Until next time,