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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch



 
It's done under the wire. I am just so happy that it's done. The book lists this at 3 stars. The piecing on the front is exactly where the trouble was at  for me. I started out cutting to piece it. The finish took a whole other direction.


The birds were the only fabric that I had that I had to fussy cut. I had just enough for the inside. I don't have pinking sheers, and no pink felt. Bah! I guess, I need to go shopping. Hehe!


                                     

I have never had so many "change my mind" moments. First, I thought that the owls would work. Well, duh, they are not on point. I think I cut before my coffee set in really good. :) I was going to recut, but they wouldn't fit on point. So, birdies it is...

I started paper piecing the pattern copied straight from the book. What?!? I didn't see that it was supposed to be enlarged. I went back and was reading the size of the outside and really looking at it. Wow, I don't know what I was doing. I hate to admit these things, but this is really what  happened.

 
I paper pieced it with the enlarged version.

 
It looks really messy, but that's why I love paper piecing. It cleans up real nice.

 
This is how I marked the back. I like to know what colors go where. So, I marked it. I was using just the letter, and I couldn't make out what letters they were. Ha! So, I wrote out the whole word.

 
I used the edge of the paper to get my quarter inch seam allowance,
 
 
Then, I just rip out the paper.
 
 
I love showing all the messy bits. :)

 

 
The rest is history. The pockets and even the vinyl were a breeze. I wish that the binding was smaller. I sewed it down, and then decided it was a little big. I didn't want to seam rip it out. So, it's there to stay.
 
Linking up with Debbie @ A Quilters Table
 
 
and Kristy
      Paper Piecing Party

10 comments:

  1. I love it!!! Mine is still 1/2 finished and won't make the deadline...bummer! Glad to know the hardest was the cover. Great finish!!

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    1. Thank you. I know how you feel about not making the deadline :(, but you busted out that MSBH. Yes, that darn cover almost kicked my butt. The pincushion should be pretty easy though. Watch, now I'll cut it, and sew it all messed up and change my mind 10 times. :P

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  2. oh I like it too! Love your story-telling of the pouch...Just darling.

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    1. Thanks, I made it. I really love these projects. I think I will start an epp to take along with me when I pick up the kids from school. I'm excited that the pincushion is next. Your briar pouch is really cute!

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    2. I made it in time for the giveaway is what I meant. I am lost in translation today. Haha!

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  3. I was the winner of the giveaway!!!! :D Oh, I can't wait.

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  4. It turned out lovely and I think that's really funny about the enlarged size - that's something that totally would have happened to me!

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    1. Thank you. At least next time, I will know that it's supposed to be enlarged. lol

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  5. Looks so great! Love your fussy cutting! Oh and the number of times I've fussy cut something forgetting that it needs to be on point....

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, it's one of those really?!? I can't believe I just did that, moments. :)

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