Friday, 3 November 2017

Open Wide Pouch [a Finish]

Back in mid-October we had our long anticipated inaugural North East Modern Quilt Guild Retreat. Five of us spent the weekend in a lovely little cottage on the Northumberland coast. We decided that to commemorate the event, we would have a swap, and we settled on the open wide pouch from Noodlehead.

Of course we decided all of this back in the Spring, and it was the Wednesday before the weekend that I actually finished it! Mostly because I decided to do lots of handwork. The swap was a a secret one, so we knew who we were making for, but not who was making for us - well, one person had worked it out - witchcraft! My partner loves Liberty and Alison Glass - I can't cater to Liberty as I have none, but Alison Glass I can do!

I have long looked at the Stitched fabric from Alison Glass and dreamed of embroidering it. So I did. And it was such fun. I love the result and a hoop of this has been added to the WIP list - and I'll be keeping that one!

For the reverse I decided on Alison Glass hexagons. I had a bit of a whoopsie with this. I ended up stitching them together in a rainbow but long and thin rather than the short and stumpy that I needed. The seam ripper came out. It's sad how easy it is to take apart hand sewing with a seam ripper.... in order to ensure minimal seam ripping, the rainbow isn't quite as good as I had planned. But I'm still pleased with the overall effect.

And here are all the pouches together after we'd opened our packages (front and back views)

And my pouch, made for me by the lovely Jules!

This is a Finish Along finish, You can find my original list here.


Karen S said...

So much beautiful work has gone into that pouch. It looks stunning!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a gorgeous pouch, as is the one Jules made for you! Congratulations on the finish! *waves pompoms*

*backs up* What do you mean, '...has been added to the WIP list'?

Lin said...

What a lovely collection of pouches - that is a great apttern. xx

Lucy | Charm About You said...

What a fun swap! The embroidery looks amazing and such a cool idea using the fabric print as inspiration! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.