DQS14 Extras

by Nicole

Thanks to everyone who gave me ideas for what to include as extras in my DQS14 package. You all had great ideas!

I decided to make a zipper pouch for my swap partner. I came across the Pink Stitches Boxy Pouch on Instagram and decided to give it a try.

I started by making two improv panels using scraps of low volume prints.


I then quilted straight lines on the panels.


Here’s a look at the pieces ready for assembly.


I did a couple of things differently from the tutorial. I sewed the sides together by folding them into a triangle and sewing across the triangle.  I also added tabs on the sides instead of the straps.

Inside the pouch, I put fabric scraps of text prints, a bar of Chocolove, and a bag of catnip for my partner’s cat.


My partner received her package today. I’m happy to report that she likes the quilt and the extras.

Now I can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Lisa Lisa January 29, 2014 - 3:57 am

Love it, Nicole! I have this boxy pouch on my list of things I want to try, and I have a pouch swap coming up next month at the CMQG, so maybe I'll try this one. Love the fabrics you used <3

Terry@ a quilting blog January 29, 2014 - 4:17 am

This pouch is beautiful Nicole…thanks for sharing 🙂

Christine S January 29, 2014 - 4:19 am

How could she not be thrilled!! Your design style is always stunning! Love seeing your posts 🙂

Jenny January 29, 2014 - 4:59 am

Darling pouch, to go with an amazing mini quilt.

Suze January 29, 2014 - 5:05 am

Wonderful projects. SIGH of relief shared with you!

Carla January 29, 2014 - 6:11 am

EEEEEK! I love that pouch. So cute

Patchwork and Play January 29, 2014 - 7:03 am

Of course your partner loved her swap gift! The pouch is fabulous!

Locket Pocket January 29, 2014 - 7:42 am

I bet your swap partner was delighted! Such gorgeous gifts! I love the low volume prints you have used.

Am L January 29, 2014 - 8:06 am

I'm sure your swap partner was thrilled! Beautiful doll quilt & boxy pouch.

Megan January 29, 2014 - 8:35 am

Seriously coveting that pouch 🙂

DeborahGun January 29, 2014 - 12:22 pm

it is beautiful 🙂

Paige January 29, 2014 - 1:24 pm

My zipper fear prevent me from trying this without a teacher or class nearby but I love the look of it!!! I knew your partner would love it!

Suzanne January 29, 2014 - 1:25 pm

I don't know if I want to be in a swap like this because the pressure of creating all those pretties would likely thwart me, but I sure would delight in being a recipient of such lovelies. Thank you for the tutorial link for the box bag as well.

CityHouseStudio January 29, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Gorgeous! But darn it, I was hoping that I would be your partner! 🙂
Love the pouch — it's awesome!

Kathleen OGrady January 29, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Your boxy pouch is beautiful! I love your choice of scrap fabrics! I really enjoy making boxy pouches. I will have to try a scrappy one, can't quit starring at yours. Your color wheel quilt is awesome too! Love your blog!

Donna January 29, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Super cute pouch, Nicole! I'm working up the courage to make something with a zipper. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern.

Katy Cameron January 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Such a fabulous parcel :o)

pandchintz January 30, 2014 - 11:16 am


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