Ok, ignore that last published post with just photos if you subscribe. Whoops;)
The winner of the Christmas fabric is Paddy Anne! Thank you to all who contributed by adding their favorite patchwork gift tutorial. I’ve created a ‘Gifts to Sew’ Pinterest board for you all to check out with my favorites of your suggestions.
Quite a few of you linked to box pouch tutorials, so I thought I’d share what I’ve been up to as a little end of the year post.
At our Birch Bay retreat we started making pouches. The time spent building out the panels made me think about all the quilted stuff I had packed away just waiting to be recreated.
Some long forgotten pillows and bags have been reimagined into zip pouches that turned out amazingly.
I think the improvisational curves one is my favorite.
I never liked these panels as a bag, but I’m loving their reincarnation. I had used duck cloth to line these when they were a bag and their structure turned out to be the best of all of them, but a little more fussy when it came to boxing the corners.
This one just has so many great fabrics.
I love all the color and details. I used a mix of techniques I found in a load of online tutorials.
And guess what? I created a Pinboard for those too:)
So I guess that’s it for the year Peeps. We’ve had a good one. With the challenges of ALS in our family, my brother in law’s smile at seeing us and the positive attitude he exhibits encourages us to take advantage of our happy places and ditch the rest. While ALS has entered our lives so have his amazing group of friends, enlarging our family circle with impeccable timing.
In honor of Jeremy, I encourage you to “reach for your best feeling thought” each and everyday.
See you in the New Year:)