I had some offcuts of this lovely Tsuru fabric from a quilt I’m making…well a future quilt than has not been started and is just sitting there for another time when the sewing machine and I will become reacquainted.
I went to a conference last month and decided that since I was staying in the hotel I didn’t want to carry a bag around but I wanted something that would accommodate my phone, notepad and pen and other bits and pieces, so this is what I came up with.
Just a regular zip pouch, nothing fancy, but a bit bigger than the usual sizes I make. This one finished up at 10″ x 8″. I added a wristlet which was handy as morning tea and lunch involved standing with a plate of food and I needed both hands.
I stitched the fabric offcuts together and then quilted two panels using diagonal lines. I really like the effect of the quilting. My favourite print is that dark blue floral, I’m definitely going to have to hunt down some yardage of that one.
At the risk of being controversial, which I usually avoid here – is it just me…or does the yellow feather print remind you of *ahem* something else? Or is that just my filthy mind?
I had some large pieces of the bird foot print fabric remaining so that won the prize of becoming the lining.
So it’s kind of a clutch / zip pouch / bag, but it works when you need something a bit bigger than a regular little zippy. Fingers crossed I can get a start on the quilt before Christmas…although that will be here before we know it!