Monday, September 21, 2015

Quilted Composition Book Covers

More obsession on small projects prevailed this summer. After the Double Pocket Pouch, it was the turn of the Quilted Composition Book Cover. I used the tutorial by Ellison Lane for this. 

It all started when I made the first composition book cover for a swap during the PNWMQG meet up which was organized by the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild in August 2015.

I had a bunch of EPP hexies laying around that I repurposed to make the composition book cover. Love how it turned out.

Then during the meet up I started on some Kantha hand quilting after being inspired by a recent trip to Peru. What started as improv quilting was eventually turned into a cover for my quilting journal.

I used left over embroidery floss and Perle cotton thread from past projects given to me by my mom. I absolutely love the texture the hand quilting creates.

Followed this up with two more Seattle Sounders book covers as back to school gifts for some kiddos.

I modified the design slightly to add pouches on the inside for stationery.

The pocket stays in place secured by a small velcro tab.

This is a quick easy project and makes a great gift.

Linking up to: Finish it up Friday

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Double Pocket Pouches

Over summer I was a bit obsessed with the Double Pocket Pouch pattern by Aneela Hoey and had a fun time picking out fabrics and zippers to make these pouches. It was a great way to pair fabrics which you normally would not. I ordered a bunch of zippers from ZipIT and their bold colors add a unique element to the pouch.
With the warm weather and no air conditioning it was hard to sit at the sewing machine for an extended period of time so these pouches are the perfect small project for a hotter days.

They are perfect for stowing you EPP projects or stashing charging cables or catch-all for knick knacks. 

I made one using hand dyed Indian fabrics and one with Echino fabric as gifts.

I see a few more of these in my future. Let's see how many more before I get sick of them. :)

More pouches here. If you are on the fence about making one I encourage you to definitely give it a try.