Friday, November 02, 2012

Swapping is FUN!!!

A Thing of Glorious Beauty!!
 Just look at those colours!
This is the incredible tote I received from Erica in
Mouthy Stitches 2.
This is absolute perfection to me!
The incredible piecing and fabric selection had me "chuffed", as Moira would say!
I am so darn lucky!
And, oddly enough, I made a tote for Moira, and Moira made a tote for Erica!
Seriously??
It's like our own little "six degrees" thing going on here!
The Pat Bravo's Indie fabric is absolutely what I would have picked!
Love it so much!
The key fob is so cute too with those tiny flowers! Something I won't be
seeing for a least 6 months now!
Thank you so much, Erica!!
*****
I did a bit of sewing this afternoon as well.
On my list of must do's was the open wide zippered pouch by Anna
She is always so generous in sharing her tutorials with us, and  this one is fabulous!
I decided to make the smallest of the 3 sizes, and it was done in about 1.5 hours.
I did have to unpick once, as I had the zipper tab on the wrong side! Duh! Totally my own fault.

Love, love, love!
I used Essex linen in steel for the bottom, and the wonderful 
Keep Calm from Timeless Treasures.
I forgot to take a photo on the inside, but I used Flea Market Fancy leaf dot in green.
I see many of these darlings in my future!
Thanks Anna, for a fabulous tutorial.


14 comments:

Erica said...

I'm so glad you like it! I love your snowy pictures, we have had a very warm fall and that snow looks awfully nice right now!

CitricSugar said...

Score! That's a beautiful bag.

Cute pouch, too. :-)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

You done good with the swap!! And great little pouches..I have used that tutorial too...love it!

Karen said...

Great tote - lucky you! And look at that snow.
Like the little pouch, too.

Heather D. said...

I just can't stop looking at that snow! It's easily enjoyed from a distance...

Beautiful swap things!

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Oooh, yummy bag! And that pouch is fab. I have the fabric, but just sitting where I can drool over it!

Nicky said...

Drooling Patti! But so much snow already??

Love the rose star block and this one is stunning!

Celtic Thistle said...

Now that was a lovely package to receive. How great that your swap partner nailed your taste so well.

Love your pouches will have to check out that tutorial.

Liz DandeliondD said...

Great tote to receive. Lucky you.

I really love your pouch. I think I might have to try one now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam said...

The open wide pouch is on my To Do list. Yours looks great!!!

Salsy said...

Very cute pouch Patti. Thanks for sharing about the tutorial..maybe I'll try some more zips soon. :)

Irene said...

That tote is really stunning! The pouch seems to be very easy, I've done a similar one, will try this, thank you for the tutorial info.

PBJ Quilt Sandwiches said...

Love these zippered pouches!

You've been tagged! Join the blogging fun!

http://pbjquiltsandwiches.blogspot.com/2012/11/tag-youre-it-fun-little-blogging-game.html

Your newest follower - Pam

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Patti, I've featured your open wide pouch today...
http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/06/threading-your-way-features-zippered.html

14 comments:

Erica said...

I'm so glad you like it! I love your snowy pictures, we have had a very warm fall and that snow looks awfully nice right now!

CitricSugar said...

Score! That's a beautiful bag.

Cute pouch, too. :-)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

You done good with the swap!! And great little pouches..I have used that tutorial too...love it!

Karen said...

Great tote - lucky you! And look at that snow.
Like the little pouch, too.

Heather D. said...

I just can't stop looking at that snow! It's easily enjoyed from a distance...

Beautiful swap things!

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Oooh, yummy bag! And that pouch is fab. I have the fabric, but just sitting where I can drool over it!

Nicky said...

Drooling Patti! But so much snow already??

Love the rose star block and this one is stunning!

Celtic Thistle said...

Now that was a lovely package to receive. How great that your swap partner nailed your taste so well.

Love your pouches will have to check out that tutorial.

Liz DandeliondD said...

Great tote to receive. Lucky you.

I really love your pouch. I think I might have to try one now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam said...

The open wide pouch is on my To Do list. Yours looks great!!!

Salsy said...

Very cute pouch Patti. Thanks for sharing about the tutorial..maybe I'll try some more zips soon. :)

Irene said...

That tote is really stunning! The pouch seems to be very easy, I've done a similar one, will try this, thank you for the tutorial info.

PBJ Quilt Sandwiches said...

Love these zippered pouches!

You've been tagged! Join the blogging fun!

http://pbjquiltsandwiches.blogspot.com/2012/11/tag-youre-it-fun-little-blogging-game.html

Your newest follower - Pam

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Patti, I've featured your open wide pouch today...
http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/06/threading-your-way-features-zippered.html