Friday, November 30, 2012

Travelling PicStitch Pouch

When I saw the Travelling PicStitch Blog Hop I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to try out English Paper Piecing. I don't do much any traveling...ever, so I picked a photo from the internet that inspired me.

I still hate hand sewing :) but I love the way it turned out. I wasn't sure what to do with my finished piece and although I hated to cut it, I decided to do a quilted version of Noodlehead's Open Wide Zippered Pouch.

I didn't have a big enough zipper to do the sizes on the tutorial so I just used their method of installing the zipper and winged it from there.  I did straight line quilting on the front.

And decided to try wavy lines on the back.

The lining.
The measurements are a little funny:  6" tall x 5" wide x 2 1/2" deep but it makes a cute, functional pouch.