Sunday, September 21, 2014

Paper-pieced pouch

I teased my first paper-pieced block a few days ago, and now that block is a pouch! It's destined for a care package for a friend, and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I hope it brightens her day!
This project is the New World Pouch from Vintage Quilt Revival, my current favorite quilt book. This book is chock full of colorful inspiration, and I want to dive into every page. This is technically my second project from the book, as the star block I made for the NASA quilt was the Star-and-Pinwheel block from the book's Sugar Snow Quilt.
Now that I've finished my first bout of paper piecing, I'm kicking myself for having waited so long to try it. What a chicken! It was super fun, and I'm excited about all the design doors this is going to open. I've already picked out my next paper-piecing project, another quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival, of course.
The raindrop print is April Showers by Bonnie and Camille, the main gray fabric is Essex Yarn-Dyed in Steel, and the loopy fabric is from Sweetwater's Noteworthy collection. I used a different print for fun on the back, but I can't remember which collection it's from (It's been hanging out in my stash for quite a while.).
I'm linking up to Craft Book Month over at Craft Buds and of course the Craft Book Sew-Along at Live.Love.Create.
Craft Book Sew Along at Live. Love. Create.


  1. Cute zippered pouch. Lucky friend!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is one sweet pouch. I'm not afraid of paper piecing, but I am afraid of zippers -- yours looks beautiful! I think this book will have to go on my Christmas wish list. : )


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