If you know me, then you know I have a soft spot for animals. Three decades ago my Fe Dog and I lived on a ranch that butted up to the Coconino National Forest in the outskirts of Flagstaff with 2 horses, a donkey that thought the kitchen window was a drive-thru for carrots, 5 other dogs, a gang of cats and any other wildlife that decided to call it home. Every one of them had the checkered pasts of rescues, but their final path had led them to what I considered pet heaven.
I often donate to the animal welfare community, so when Pokey reached out to the quilting arts community for donations towards Angels for Minis/Mini Horse Rescue fundraiser auction I started making. I decided to reacquaint myself with my boxed pouch pattern.
The bidding runs through June 21st so trot on over.
My mom always says that buying fabric is the best part of sewing, and I was certainly drawn to quilting years ago because of all the fun colorful print fabrics in production.
I’ve collected quite a few gems over the years that have been patiently waiting for their day to come. Like all these cowgirl and horse fabrics that I obviously just had to have.
Pulling the coordinates for the interiors and handles from stash and matching the zippers might be the part of the process I enjoy the most.
Since I was in production mode I decided to make a few more beyond the auction donations for some friends of mine that have horses. I’ll be carving out some time to get all matchy-matchy with tote bags, aprons or napkins with what I have left.
The box pouches are a wee project to get your straight line quilting practice on. Not all lines have to be straight when creating with a walking foot and I played with this galloping design on some of the Heather Ross fabric.
If you’d like to make your own I’ve placed the box pouch pattern on sale.
Sewing all these reminded me I have a quilt top that needs some quilting itself, so I basted up this sample for my July Modern 101 workshop at the studio.
We get two blocks for the price of one in this workshop. It’s a great opportunity to have a unique back to the first quilt or the seeds to start another.
I’ve got so much to share here, but I needed to get the word out, so now quit horsing around and trot on over here to help a mini or two. The bidding runs through June 21st so trot on over.