Magenta Scrappy Zipper Pouch

I ran out of scraps that I wanted to use. So I made some more so I could make this pouch.

How ridiculous is it that I MADE scraps!!!

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I dug out 17 half yard pieces of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics and cut a two-inch strip off of each one, then added a few pieces I had already cut that were long enough. I cut the strips in half and chose fabrics for sets of four strips.  Then I sewed these strips together, and cut into 1.5 inch strips on a 60 degree diagonal line.

Here’s what I ended up with.

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I cut half on the right and half on the left so that the diagonal slants go opposite directions. This gives sort of a zig zag effect when they’re sewn together.

I made the pouch according to my zipper pouch tutorial, and I quilted the pieced panel with a simple meander. (note: in the tutorial, the pouch front and back are sewn together with the 12-inch side as the top and bottom of the bag. These pieced KFC pouches are put together with the 10-inch side as the top and bottom. So these are vertical, and the tutorial assembles the pouches in a horizontal arrangement.)

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I’m going to make another one just like this but with royal blue polka dots on the top and bottom.

I’m really loving all these bright colors!

Out of Scraps

I just may have used up all the bright colored scraps from my hexagon quilt. I really had to figure out a way to make these last partial triangles into a pouch.

IMG_1618On this one I did a little walking foot quilting on the gray strips.

I can’t get enough of these bright fabrics with the soft grays.

Scrappy Improv Pouch

I have so many odd shaped scraps from my hexagon quilt. I saved almost everything thinking they would be good for pouches or for pieced panels in pouches.

So I sat down tonight and did some improv piecing and made this zipper pouch.

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I just love all this color… all the angles… I love that I can see how these pieces would fit into my quilt. And it’s so soft. These Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics have such a wonderful hand. They are just wonderful to sew on.