Monday, 7 December 2015

Pure Girlie Making

Sometimes what is required/requested is a purely girl, pink pouch. And I have pinks so I don't have a problem doing this.

First I pieced some hexies into two small panels. Then I played with some matchstick quilting on some linen. Next I machine appliqu├ęd the hexies onto my linen panels. Finally, I turned these two small panels into a pouch.


At first I was a little annoyed myself that I didn't think about the placing of the hexies so that they got caught up in the boxing of the corners. But then I looked at it a little longer and decided that although it was unintended, I rather liked the way it looked. Good thing really, because I wasn't about to fix it in any way that would be an improvement.

Here's what the other side looks like.


But my absolute favourite bit of making this is the stitching on the linen. I really enjoyed doing it and think I need to make a pouch of just linen, stitched like this.


I used five different threads - three Aurifil 50w in pink, white and red. The same Aurifil colour pink but in 12w. And a Mettler gold metallic I had in my thread box. So now I am mentally going through my thread collection and thinking about different combinations. I have to finish up any obligations I have, and the usual Christmas shopping, baking, etc, but I will be returning to this idea.

Watch this space.

Susan

12 comments:

  1. Yes it's gorgeous and I wouldn't have thought you didn't intend for the hexies to look like that, it totally works! Can't wait to see more of the stitches :)

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  2. Yes loving the different threads on linen.

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  3. Adorable - pink and hexies - what could be more cute?! xTeje

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  4. Love the stitching you clever kid :-)

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  5. Much to love about this sweet pouch. Pink. Hexies. Linen. That Stitching. sigh. It's all sooooo good.

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  6. Absolutely love that matchstick quilting!!

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  7. That stitching looks like hand stitching - please tell me it's not...........

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  8. this is so gorgeous, right from the stitching to the hexies. Love a bit of pink fabric, me.

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  9. I love the look of stitching on linen, just stitching. And lots of colours of thread. The pouch is wonderful.

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  10. This is just 'wow', and the quilting really does give it a lift. x

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  11. PINK print hexes! Love how this zipper is put in! Is there a pattern for this bag somewhere?

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