And here she is to wish each and every one of you a Happy Belated Valentine's Day:
(You have to smile, don't you???) That was the whole point!
Well, I heard from Lady #35 that her quilt made it to her and I was going to show you, but dummy me forgot to add it to my Flickr account, so we'll just have to wait until next time. Hopefully, Lady #34 will make it where she belongs by then and then I can show you both ladies together.
In the meantime, I have been continuing to practice my zipper skills. I showed you a few pouches last time, but I have made some more. First is this one that I made out of some 4" star blocks I made a few years ago and never knew what I was going to do with them:
The back is identical to the front....well, not completely identical, but has 4 stars with hand quilting.....you get the picture, I'm sure. Inside, I just put a plain black dot on white to sort of coordinate. It turned out a bit big at 7 1/2" square
Did you check out the zipper pull? I bought some cheap beads from my local bead store to jazz it up a bit. I really like the look.
Then I made this one after I bought a fat eighth bunch and split it with a friend. I knew the prints would be perfect for a clutch. 'Course after it was done, I had to go to Michaels to find the perfect charm to use as a zipper pull for that one too.
The only one bad thing about splitting a fat eighth bunch is that you don't have enough of one fabric to make a complete lining:
Actually, I liked it so much that I made a few more:
And then today, I had to see how that pattern would look in something else:
This time I did have enough of something to coordinate with the outside fabrics though so I could make a complete lining with pockets:
(I think I could do that pattern in my sleep now!!! Seriously!!!) I did make 3 more pouches in different styles, but I am waiting for a package from a friend in Norway to finish them. She found me some awesome beads in really neat colors....so stay tuned! I also ordered 20 zippers today from an Etsy shop. I might have to start giving pouches away the way I'm going! Good thing I got two more "Lady" orders yesterday so I can work on something productive. lol
Have a good weekend, my friends, and stay warm. It's been colder than blue blazes here with snow still on the ground. Spring can't come fast enough for me!! You too???? At least the sun is out today!
Until next time.....................