I wrapped up my pouch for my PIP swap partner yesterday, and I have to say, my fear of zippers is definitely out the window at this point. Me - 5. Zippers - 0. :)
I was planning to do a linen and patchwork combo for my partner, and at first, I had intended to use up some Echino scraps. I may wind up doing that ultimately. Then, after cruising my partner's favorites on Flickr for a bit, it seemed that she was more into bright, colorful patchwork, so I went that route instead.
Bright, colorful patchwork made of teeny, tiny, 1" squares, to be exact. My math on how many squares I needed actually was kind of fouled up, so the bottom of the pouch doesn't have any patchwork on it, but I figure no one will ever see the bottom of the pouch, so I'm still happy with it.
I used this same box pouch pattern last week, with super simple quilting cottons. The pattern was just as easy to follow with the linen and patchwork, and I really like how it looks with this. I might just have to make another one for me, I like it so much! Here's hoping my partner will like it just as much!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011