Life has been super busy here in the last few weeks and yesterday I woke up and said SLOW DOWN. I was exhausted. I dropped the kids at their school bus then I came back upstairs, put my pyjamas back on (don’t judge me haha) and was too awake to go back to bed, so I wandered into the craft room.
I needed to start and finish something. Anything, in one day. I found this triangle pouch tutorial on pinterest and decided to work until it was done.
First up, fabric selection. I’m loving blue at the moment.
The patchwork panel was quick and easy to assemble and to be honest, putting it together was so cathartic for me. It’s been 5-6 months since I’ve done a small patchwork project, purely a selfish sew. I had no one in mind, this is just a project that I like. It’s good for the soul to have no other motive other than “because I like this.”
Most of this fabric came out of my scrap basket – each square is 2.5″. I love that Australian text print, I suspect I’ll have to source more.
There were a couple of tricky elements to this project – mainly the bias binding. Getting around those edges at each end of the pouch was honestly quite frustrating. I spent some quality time with the seam ripper. No fault of the tutorial – I’m just not very skilled with binding, especially on smaller sized projects.
I also chose to use a fabric for the binding that I suspect had some polyester in it. It was quite stiff to start with and after pressing it was not as easy to manage as a pure cotton quilting fabric.
I lined the interior with a pretty aqua herringbone print, I have tonnes of it left over after backing a quilt last year and it just keeps popping up in all my projects! So versatile and a great colour.
It feels good to get a finished project under my belt after such a long hiatus! Now back to Pinterest (follow me here!) for inspiration for the next one.