My friend came up with a genius idea! After I made her baby boy a quilt she asked me whether I could work the leftover fabric scraps into a pouch for her.
I mean seriously, of course I said yes. Not only do I enjoy making pouches, I was IN LOVE with the idea that she would carry around a small version of her baby’s quilt. And I’m almost sure a lot of my fellow quilters can appreciate the awesomeness of this as well!
And all quilter’s geekery aside it makes sense that once you have found a colour/ fabric scheme you like, you would want another item out of it. Think about the perfect pair of jeans you finally, finally found – I bet you went back to buy another one! If you didn’t, you’re probably still beating yourself up over it years later. This is also the point where I’m strongly holding back on telling you that I own 5 pairs of my perfect jeans ;-)
The baby quilt in question I showed you a couple of weeks ago. I never found a good name for it, so it got the descriptive title of Grey to Green Ombré Baby Quilt. I didn’t want to make an exact replica of it in form of a pouch, my goal was more to stay with the core idea of ombré.
This turned into a simple task: I cut up all the scraps I had left over from the project into 2” squares. I added a couple more gray fabrics I found in my scrap basket to great an even distribution of colour. I then pieced them together and proceeded with my usual pouch making technique, which is based on this tutorial with an added lining.
The ombré pouch will go into my friend’s diaper bag and will hold her essentials when she’s out and about with her baby boy. I assume that’s what happens when you have a baby – your stuff gets cramped into a tiny patchwork pouch whilst your kid’s stuff takes up all the space in your handbag =)
This post is linked up with Modern Patch Monday at Modern Cologne Quilters, Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.
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Never meet a pouch I didn’t like;)
Haha, the funny thing is I have a continuous aversion to sewing bags, but I love making these little pouches, instant gratification =)
Nice idea! I love many of the pouches I see but am still “afraid” of the zipper part. I guess I should just start one and try it out … oneday or rather fast … :)
Ah Mell, I wish we lived closer, I could totally show you, it’s so much easier than one thinks at first =)
Hi Vicky! I love these colours and pouch with small squares is the best! x Teje
PS. I have order the office chair!
I agree, pouches are so quick and satisfying to make. Hope you like the chair as much as I do. Will it go into your sewing space, too?
I hope to get the new chair tomorrow. I shall use it for computer to have my arms up enough. When I sew I don’t sit long time.
I saw on IG that it arrived. Hope it serves you well!
It’s perfect to work at the computer! Perhaps I shall try it also for sewing but that’s upstairs. x Teje
Tolle Idee. Ich mag Ombre super gerne und ich kann mir gut vorstellen, dass so ein Ensemble der Hit ist. Die Stoffe hast Du wirklich toll kombiniert, auch mit den zusätzlichen Farben. Außerdem ist es immer schön, noch mal den ein oder anderen Stoffrest zu verwerten.
Danke Mareike, ja das ist eine runde Sache, obwohl es meinen Scrap Vorrat nicht wirklich merklich reduziert hat ;-)
na wenn das nicht eine wundervolle Weiterverarbeitung deiner letzten Fitzel dieses tollen Baby Quilts ist. Ich bin überwältigt und finde es auch einen wundervollen Gedanken, dass deine Freundin nun immer ein bisschen Quilt dabei hat.
Danke liebe Judith, ich bin auch immer noch ganz happy über dieses kleine Mini Anschluss Projekt =)
Beautiful, Vicky! Both pouch and quilt. And yes, I own 3 pairs of the same jeans!
Thank you Daniela, you get me! =)
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cute idea’s! Just starting out with quilting and sewing right now. Someday wish to be this good!
I love this idea! Most of us always have leftovers, so why not a matching pouch?! Jeans…My favorite pair have a hole in the ‘wrong’ place and I wish I had bought a couple more pairs before they decided not to make them any longer!
Ah Jayne, that’s the worst. And I assume it’s where a patch would look very wrong too? =/
wonderful gift idea!
I feel like I should start making these to go with every baby quilt, but then I’m usually so hard pressed to make a deadline, I’m happy when I finish the quilt on time ;-)
I love that you made a pouch with the scraps. It’s gorgeous!
Thank you Sarah, yes I love that it’s useful and thrifty =)
What an awesome compliment on the quilt! So fantastic to have a coordinating bag, and that color scheme really is awesome!
Thank you Christine! I think I would get bored using the same fabrics for another quilt, but making a smaller project from them felt right.
Love your colours! thanks for joining in with tgiff!
Thank you for your lovely comment and for Hosting Laura =)