I was on a bit of pouch roll yesterday morning, wrapping up the pouches I'm making for The Sewing Summit, and I decided on a long rectangle pouch with a half dresden on each side of the pouch. I pulled some aqua, yellow, green, and pink scraps from my stash for the petals and a green polka for the dresden center, but I was unsure what kind of background fabric I wanted.
I initially wanted to use natural linen, but I couldn't find mine (more on that later), so I used a gray quilter's linen, which created a nice contrast that I wasn't expecting. I think I even like it better than had I used the natural linen! I decided I wanted to box the corners for the pouch, to make it able to stand on its own, which worked out really nicely.
I really love how this pouch turned out, and I have to say, I'm a bit jealous! I kind of love it too much!! But I will give it to my partner, no worries. I just might find myself making another pouch for me at some point :)
So that's one thing checked off the To Sew list before The Sewing Summit next week...next up is quilting the munchkin's guy quilt, which is all basted and ready to quilt! The other thing I really need to tackle is the mess that is my sewing room - remember how I couldn't find my natural linen? I found it this morning, when I was looking for my stack of fat quarters for the swap at The Sewing Summit - which I still haven't found, by the way. I don't like being messy in my sewing room, but the messes seem to be a byproduct of getting stuff done these days. My scrap bins are positively overflowing, so I see some kind of scrap project coming soon, otherwise I'm going to have to make a sign for my sewing room - Scraplandia, population 7 billion scraps!!! Maybe I'll try to sort through the bins tonight while watching some "Grey's Anatomy." What are you working on today?