Saturday 16 June 2012


Busy as a bee today - finally completed Miriam's 'Box Block' for Bee Europa.  I will get it into the post tomorrow morning.  She chose some cute 30's prints for her fabric.  The pattern for this block can be found here.

I also managed to get the Zakka Orchard Path Tweed Pouch done.  However, I shall re-name mine 'Zakka Hexie Pouch' because I used a yummy green linen instead of tweed and a little bit of Kaffe Fassett for my ONE hexagon.  Confession time - when I enlarged the pattern 200% as it says to do, I assumed it meant the corners and hexagons as well.  So when I made my first hexie I soon realised how awfully large it was so I just went with one!  I had to re-cut the corner shapes to a more realistic size too!  Whoops - learnt something new today -- when you READ the instructions you should make sure you UNDERSTAND them too!!  hehehe - proves I'm not a robot anyways!

I put a little piece of ribbon as my zipper pull.  One of these days I will buy some of those neat ones from Zipit!  I impressed myself at how my linen corners matched up.  Three out of four of the joins are great but one is a few millimetres out.  Oh well :)

Can you see that I used a variegated thread?  King Tut - I used it on my Zakka House Pouch too.  Adds a little extra 'something' to the pouch I think. Don't you just LOVE linen? 

And instead of hand stitching the hexie to the linen, I used some awesome Wonder Under so I could just top stitch it in place after I stuck it down.  Worked a treat - much better than if I had done it by hand!!

And the yummy interior - some chevrons:

What a relief to work on an comparatively easy project compared to last week's complicated Zip Organiser!  Oh yah - I used fusible fleece (one of my purchases from Tikki a couple of weeks ago) for the first time and like how it gives the pouch some body - more than regular wadding I think. 

I will be linking up to LR Stitched Zakka Sew Along, Pieceful Life Little Quilt Mondays, Color me Quilty QED, Think Pink Sundays and amylouwho's sew & tell Friday.  Have a great weekend!

June Finishes

UPDATE: 2nd September 201 ~ added to the Festival of Hexagons.

Festival of Hexies 


Di said...

Nice makes there. Fusible fleece is just the best when it comes to small projects. Di x

Cherie said...

That looks amazing! Love that you re-made it with your own fabric choice. =D

Pat Merkle said...

Really cute! Thanks for linking up!

machen und tun said...

great work, Amy, i especially lovt that pouch, the round corners are so pretty and your topstiching is flawless.. congrats!!

Charlotte said...

that pouch is really lovely!

Deborah said...

Love the pouch.......what a pretty color. Beautifully done.

Fiona said...

I agree about the enlargement confusion Amy...the template page needs to make that a bit clearer. I have yet to finish stitching my hexies together but I like your idea of fusing them and top stitching for a neater effect. And yes! I do love working with linen - thanks to the Zakka Sew Along.

Kelly said...

Love that pouch Amy!

Beth said...

So cute. I like it with variegated thread.

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Gorgeous pouch - that green is perfect!

Elizabeth said...

That is a seriously awesome bag. I loved seeing all the details, which add to its amazingness. Love the chevron fabric lining, the corners, the variegated thread, the pretty green linen and especially the hexie. Such a great finish. Thank you for linking up!

xo -E