I made a zippered pouch. It started as an experiment. It’s my first reverse applique! I had no clue as to what I was doing, just winged it… Then the feather sat next to Betty (my beautiful sewing companion) for a month. So one night I pulled a zipper out of my drawer of supplies, looked up a tutorial I wanted to try & sewed my little heart out. The zipper turned out to be a vintage metal zipper, that I LOVE!!
I just love the back of the package…
It makes me want to dress up in heels to do my housework. I am in love with this pouch. I’m not even sure what I am going to use it for, but I want to see it every second of my day & let no one else touch it. When I started this experiment, I thought I might gift this to someone, but before it was finished, I knew it was never leaving my side.
(I thought I banished all the lady bugs!)
I used the Open Wide Zippered Pouch tutorial from Noodlehead which was oh so wonderful! The resulting pouch is super easy to open up & dig around in. Like I said before, I LOVE THIS POUCH!!! The outside is Essex linen (don’t know the color), Kona Nightfall, the feather is a Joel Dewberry print, the lining is Heather Ross, zipper end is Lotta Jansdotter.
This isn’t the only feathery project up my sleeve lately. I also tried my hand at making a mug rug for a swap with my do. Good Stitches girls. I made an enormous mug rug. So perhaps it’s more like a place mat… I love this one also. I am hoping my partner receives it & loves it & can overlook its enormous size. Apparently I go big or go home.
I used the free feather pattern by Anna Maria Horner. I made the feather smaller but not small enough. I also couldn’t find my brain & couldn’t for the life of me cut the feather sides correctly. I cut a whole bunch wrong before I got it right. So I have a few weirdo feather scraps to work with someday. I did a little hand quilting on the feather & machine quilted the rest. If I were to do it again, I would change some things, but overall I really like how it came out.
After finishing up my 2 feather projects, I looked out my window & saw 2 pheasants hanging out in my neighbor’s yard. How fitting. They didn’t want to be photographed together though, so I only have 1 pheasant to show you.