Aug 22, 2014

Patchwork Please!

 I made 2 little Triangle Patchwork Box Pouches from this book by Ayumi, you can find her blog here.

Sorry for the yellowish photo, I took it at night.
I auditioned all of my color combos to make sure they looked great together.

I made this box pouch once before and I paper pieced the triangles.
You can see my tutorial here.
 This time I cut out triangles and sewed them all together by chain stitching.
I should have watched my own tutorial!
I don't paper piece very often and always have to refresh my memory before attempting a new paper piecing project.
The points are beautiful and crisp with paper piecing and I can't always guarantee perfect points otherwise.
I know some people who can, but I'm not 100% there.

Sewing the zipper was soooooo easy!
I just topstitched them on.
See the little twill tape on each end?
Do you ever shop at Anthropologie, one of my favorite stores?
Those ribbons are the handles from their shopping bags, I always save them :)

Ayumi gives you extra fabric in the measurements, so I trimmed mine off and they are perfect!
The whole bag is lined with quilt batting which gives the bag great body and sizing.

So cute!!!
Colorful goodness :)

The lining looks a little large in the photo, but it actually fits perfectly.

Even the sides are done in patchwork.
I love the red geometric fabric, but I don't remember the name of it.
I bought 5 yards on sale once, used it for a quilt back and have been using scraps of it ever since.
I'll be sad when it's all gone.

Squeel!!!  The bottoms are in patchwork too!

Each of the sides of the box pouch have different patchwork.

These pouches are a little tricky to make the first time, but after completing one, the second one was easier.

I'm going to fill one of these bags with goodies and give it for a gift to a quilty friend.

The other bag will go to a friend on her birthday.
I hope she likes it :)

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  1. These are soooo cute! What a special gift - I know my daughters would love something like this! Maybe someday I will attempt a 'zipper project'. Yours are a real inspiration - thank you!

  2. These are very cute! I'm sure that your friend will be happy to get one for her birthday. And it's nice that you have some bright green grass to use as a photo background!