Back at the start of the quarters I planned to make an Inside Outside pouch using a pattern by Aneela Hoey so I popped it on my Finish Along list. The problem was, I couldn't decide which fabric to use... so I made two!
I didn't get the fussy cutting quite right on either, so the racoon peaks and bird has lost it's beak.... and some of it's head. Whoops! But I love these fabrics, and I love the bright green lining.
The finishing, hand-stitching binding on those internal corners was a bit of a bugger, and I really struggled to get it neat. Also, the top-stitching on the binding round the vinyl was mixed - a matching thread, which I didn't have for the racoons, is definitely more forgiving.
I hit 1000 followers on Instagram a few months ago, so I did a giveaway for the bird pouch, and I've kept the raccoons. To be in with a chance of winning, I asked people to tell me ideas for new projects - when one's WIP list is dangerously close to dropping under 100 items, new plans are desperately required! @Lupilotty won - which meant I could give her the prize in real life as she's a fellow North East Modern Quilt Guild member.
The fabrics are all Tula Pink All Stars, Pompoms and Stripes on the outside, and the lining is Kon Key Lime. I've just realised that in none of the photos can you see the Pompoms, but I used them on the ends in the same colour-way as the binding!
You can find my original Finish Along list here.