Monday, November 9, 2015

Finished Zippy Pouches - Do they Multiply in the Dark?

I have been sewing merrily away on Christmas gifts over the last couple weeks. After completing lots of pouches (I lost count because some have already been gifted or used for other things) I thought I should probably snap a picture or two and declare this goal for my 4th Quarter Finish-Along Challenge completed. Item number 6 on that list was to finish six zip pouches (in addition to the three pictured in that list).


So here (above) are a dozen pouches that have been constructed so far. This does not include the ones I used for gifts already or those that are in progress (another six or so).


My son Shane is an artist who likes to paint cityscapes. I thought this fabric was plenty masculine and so constructed a long pouch for him to carry supplies in. Most of the pouches  will be stocking stuffers and will likely have other small gifts tucked inside.


Two of my daughters are getting these sweet pieced pouches of Lori Holt fabrics (Modern Minis). I love the sentiments on them!!


We have baseball fans and hunters and all sorts of other interests within the men and boys of the family, so all interests were covered. If nothing else, I’ll tell them these make great storage cases for cords and rechargers for tech gear when traveling. In addition to the pouches, I have sewn six individual pillowcases for grandkids. Next up I will start on the pairs of pillowcases for the couples. I started these on a whim to use up fabric (I’ll talk about that in a minute) and they are not on my goal list.

So, the zippy pouches become the 4th finish (of 10 goals) for this quarter. My Rainbow Orbs quilt has been backed and basted and I hope to begin quilting it this week.  It is looking as though that will become finish #5 when it happens.

I have decided to go on a “Fabric Diet” for a few months (with the exception of end-of-year sales where I plan to pick up on some solids for backgrounds).  So far in November, I bought two quarter yards of special interest fabrics to finish four pouches. (+1/2 yard), but have already used 9.5 yards in fabric for the gifts and 6 yards to back Rainbow Orbs. I will do a full accounting of my fabric ins and outs at month-end.

Finally, I am listing some older fabrics in my Etsy shop. No, I will not be counting those listings/sales in my Fabric Diet. They were selected for listing weeks (if not months) ago, and I am finally just getting around to doing it.

I will be back later in the week with a post about my bright green blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge November color of the month, and a progress report on the Rainbow Orbs quilt itself.

Enjoy the lovely autumn!

Cathy maroon

5 comments :

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh gosh, I love some of the fabrics you used a whole lot!! Do you know about this challenge
http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/p/bag-it.html Over at Elm Street. You should enter these in the bag challenge for a chance to win great supplies. All along I thought you would be entering them. Any bag will do!!
xx, Carol

Wendy said...

These are all so wonderful Cathy! The different fabrics are so lovely and such a fun project for you I am sure.

Cathy said...

Congrats on completing a goal. Those pouches are so cute. I like the cats peeking out in the lining. Great stocking stuffer idea. What pattern did you use?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Those look like such fun little bags. You've made me think that they might just make good gifties for a few people on my Christmas list too. Better yet would be the stash reduction factor!!

Leanne said...

You sure made a lot of these pouches - they are lovely, and it is a great gift idea too. I'm visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.