I’ve been lucky enough to be able to make several “Sew Together” pouches the past year or so. I had no idea I had made so many until I started to tally them the other day – I think it’s seven all together.
(Beware – they are addictive.)
This past week, I’ve been working on a special custom pouch for someone’s daughter. The daughter loves Hello Darling (who doesn’t) by Bonnie and Camille. And I just happened to have a bunch of squares left over from another upcoming project/WIP.
When making a patchwork exterior, I found that 2 1/2″ squares (these are from a charm pack that I quartered) work perfectly. Seven rows of five squares are just about the perfect dimensions. If you are quilting it, wait till you have finished quilting before trimming. I found I only needed to trim about 1/8″ off either side of the long edges and about 3/8″ off the short edges. The exact amount, of course, will depend on the accuracy of your quarter inch seams.
It feels so good to wrap this project up. The to-do list is getting shorter and shorter and I can’t wait to fill it with some new goals and projects for 2016.
Linking with Crazy Mom Quilts for finish it Friday. Thanks for popping by!