So many of us have spent the weekend celebrating Passover, Easter or Rammadan! We now get to turn our eyes to rainbows and the Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop, sponsored by Joan of Moosestash Quilting. I thought of a couple of projects but this little pattern kept calling my name.
I loved this pattern from Giucy Giuce for Alison Glass. I bought it at Quiltcon 2020, and it has sat, unattended for such a long time. This hop seemed the appropriate time to make it. I decided to use some of my Island Batik scraps and the black solid fabric for the project. I knew the black would make the colors sparkle.
Truth be told, it took little time to make the block, which finishes at 4″. I was amazed that making something this small was sort of zen like. I would pick a few colors, trim the pieces very roughly and sew, press and sew a few more. It probably took less than 2 hours except for pressing the scraps that I used! And, as an added bonus, I only took out one or two piece that I inadvertently trimmed.
I loved the block and wanted to feature it on something I would use. I knew Sara at Sew Sweetness would have the perfect bag. I loved the shape of the Bella Pouch and thought a pocket would be perfect!
So, to make the pocket, I added a 3/4″ border. Then, two pieces of fabric were turned on one edge and overlapped, right sides together on the back. I sewed around and turned the pocket inside out. It was so easy (watch for a tutorial on the 22nd). Placing it on the piece was a little harder.
Before I could do that, I
needed wanted to add some quilting in different colored threads on the side without the pocket. That was fast and fun – random lines were sewn on the back. Since I had not made the bag before, I sewed half of it together….it was wrong! So, out came my friend Jack the Seam Ripper, and I repinned and sewed it in place properly.
After that, I added the pocket, since I now knew where it went.
I also remembered I had this zipper pull in my sewing things, so I added the iron zipper pull to my new pouch.
I like to give you something on a blog hop, so I made a flying geese block for you in Electric Quilt that will finish at 6″, with fewer pieces. It is a paper pieced block and I print it with colors. If you don’t want the colors, you can choose black and white when you print it.
I couldn’t stop there, and did a little baby quilt in Electric Quilt 8 with 16 bocks and a 3″ border to float the geese. I love this little quilt, and look forward to making it one day.
Please visit the other bloggers who are blogging today and the rest of the week. I am sure there will be a lot of eye candy!
As a reminder, I will be back on the 22nd with my Tips and Tutorials link up….you have the rest of the month (22nd-30th) to link up, I look forward to seeing what tips and tricks you have up your sleeve.
Coming Up on My Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 4/22
Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 5/22
Foodie Blog Hop 5/26