W.i.P Wednesday: Small Projects Progress

by Nicole

Even though I’ve only done one thing on my list for the Small Projects Sew Along, it feels good to cross something off.

  1. Sewing machine cover for partner in Modern She Made (MSM) swap (almost done)
  2. Pouch and/or sewing accessories for MSM partner
  3. Pouch for a friend for Mother’s Day (okay, so better late than never!)
  4. Cityscape wall hanging
  5. Preschool nap time mat covers 
The sewing machine cover is almost ready for binding.


I just need to clean up these threads. Definitely not my favorite pastime, but it has got to get done.

Here’s the pouch I finished up for my partner in the MSM swap.
msm pouch
I used Amy Butler’s Stash and Dash bags pattern. I made a patchwork version by sewing together strips for the bottom panel, using the same fabrics I used for the sewing machine cover. 
While I was at it, I made a pouch using that same pattern to carry all my sewing do-hickies and thing-a-majigs. I used some Dr. Seuss scraps I had left over from a quilt I made for my daughter. 
seuss pouch
Look who I put inside just for fun!
Now, I’m off to finish cleaning up those threads. Hopefully, I’ll have a finished cover to share with you soon.

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Shankevia May 17, 2012 - 12:38 am

love the pouches. Cant wait to see the machine cover. Show us the quilt for you daughter. Please! I'm sure its a cutie.

Allison May 17, 2012 - 12:59 am

love the orange and greay fabrics, I can't wait to see the finished machine cover! Cat in the Hat makes a fun lining! πŸ™‚

beth lehman May 17, 2012 - 2:23 am

love that patchwork!!!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) May 17, 2012 - 2:35 am

I LOVE the little pouches and your fabric choices! So cute. : )

Jenn May 17, 2012 - 3:03 am

I love your quilting on the sewing machine cover! Oh, and the Dr. Seuss fabric on the pouch! Cute, cute. I have some myself and still not sure what to make with it πŸ™‚

Kwiltz by Stephanie May 17, 2012 - 3:42 am

YUM on those pouches!!!! I read your profile and smiled when I read "quilted love"! that is perfect! Cute blog!

Megan May 17, 2012 - 5:47 am

If I lived down the road I'd offer to sew your ends in for you. Oddly it's a job I find enjoyable (probably because quilting feels like wrestling for me still and the ease of working with a needle and thread makes me feel competent again!!!)

Heidi Staples May 17, 2012 - 5:56 am

Such great pouches, Nicole. I really do love that orange/grey combo!

Chez Roo May 17, 2012 - 6:26 am

The orange/grey is really lovely – that is a lucky swap partner!

Debbie May 17, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Great progress – can't wait to see the completed cover. And nice little pouch(es) you made there! Sweet pattern.

Cherie May 17, 2012 - 8:19 pm

Love the quilting! OMG those pouches are so cute! I'm so wishing I'm your partner =D

Kelly May 17, 2012 - 9:08 pm

Cute bags! Happy thread burying πŸ™‚

Katy Cameron May 17, 2012 - 10:40 pm

Loving the look of that cover, and your wee pouches!

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