Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 - Stitch that Stash!

I took a short sabbatical from sewing during the holidays and I'm eager to get back to it! I have a few zippered pouches to share that I made as Christmas gifts. I order my zippers from Zipit. My last order came with a little something extra.... a pretty zipper pull! If you look closely you can see it on the pouch below.

Cindy gifted me her leftover Indie "scraps" ( I use that word loosely as the scraps were large) and I made this pouch for my sister. Thank-you, Cindy. You are always so generous.

 This was made using scraps from my Chicopee quilt. 

My traveling bag is made from a precious stash of fabric from UK friends.

This little polka dot pouch is for a friend and was so fun to make. It's only about 4 inches wide and 3 inches tall. I used this pattern.


I've joined a new bee called Stitch that Stash. It's headed up by the very talented Krista of Krista Stitched. January is my month to be queen bee and I'm starting it off with two 12.5 inch Churn Dash blocks. Some of my favorite quilting is done with traditional blocks and contemporary fabric. 
I looked through my stash and chose my Hometown fabric by Sweetwater and used this pattern. I had enough fabric left over to make a tumbler quilt. It feels good to sew with fabric that has been idling on a shelf or in a scrap basket! And that is a goal of mine for 2013!

Happy New Year and see you soon! xxxx

35 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Wow, you've certainly dived back in, they're fab!

Happy new year :o)

Acorn to Oak said...

What great little bags! Those are so handy. One can never have too many! Happy New Year! :-)

Ellyn said...

love your bags! I made tons of those this year too. & your blocks are terrific. I'm trying to sew from my stash as much as possible in the coming year too!

Lisa said...

Lovely pouches! Happy New Years!

eva said...

They are wonderful - I just love your bags! And I guess there are a few more that are doing so right now ;-) I have the same goal for 2013 - it will be scraps, scraps and scraps!
Happy New Year!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the Churndash blocks! Your choice of fabrics is fantastic!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cute pouches and the blocks looks great in Reunion!

trish said...

Your blocks are fabulous!
Happy New Year! :0)

trish said...

Ps. Love your zipper bags!! :0)

Jess said...

Gorgeous makes Deb!

Rachaeldaisy said...

You make me want to sew pouches though I'm not sure they would be as fabulous as yours. Love your churn dash blocks, it's great to focus on using your stash.

Ellen said...

Great bags and I like the fabrics you chose for your blocks too!

Ellen said...

Great bags and I like the fabrics you chose for your blocks too!

krista said...

Excellent pouches and I love the sweetwater fabrics you chose for your churn dashes. Looking forward to making some this afternoon. Happy New Year!!

Pokey said...

Happy New Year, Deb! You have a good plan to use stash, and wonderful creative projects, too. Keep up the inspiration!
:-}pokey

quiltmania said...

Your churn dash blocks are a great idea for using up leftover fabric.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm sure everyone was delighted to receive one of your handmade pouches. Love the fabrics you used for your Churn Dash blocks. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with peace and possibility, health and happiness and lots of love, Tammy

Kelly said...

Love those pouches and the blocks. Happy New Year! :)

gilly said...

Gorgeous little bags - that polka dot one is my favourite, soo sweet!
xx

Helen Philipps said...

Those little bags are so gorgeous, and I love your new quilt blocks! Like you I love traditional blocks made from contemporary fabrics...a perfect combination I think!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

Flying Blind... said...

Lovely makes, and I am with you on the stash busting!
I have a churn dash commission quilt on the go (well cut!), love that block xxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Happy New Year Deborah!...Wishing you a wonderful 2013...love all your beautiful makes as always and I'm looking forward to visiting you all through the year to see your lovely latest creations!
Susan x

legato1958 said...

Beautiful pouches!!
Such a pretty way to use your scraps in the churndash blocks! You have that magical touch and style!!

Susie

hafza said...

Lovely pouches and love your blocks too! Wish you Happy New Year!

Live a Colorful Life said...

cute CUTE little bags!! I love your churn dash blocks too. Such a great block and you can never go wrong with Sweetwater fabrics.

Béa said...

Lovely pouches and Churn Dash fabrics !
Happy New Year Deborah, lot of kisses from France.

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

Great pouches! I've been wanting to make churn dash blocks - yay!

Siobhán said...

Great job on the pouches! They're all so fun--love the fabrics that you made! You can never have too many pouches/bags!

Great blocks, too. Churn dash blocks are so classic--they look fresh and fun with the fabrics you chose.

Wishing you and yours a very happy new year!

Kristan said...

Such cute pouches! I'm eager to start cutting for the churn dash blocks!

CitricSugar said...

Those are great pouches!

Hometown - such a great line. Your churn dash blocks look great!

Amy DeCesare said...

I just spent some time with some Sweetwater prints yesterday, too, and they are my new obsession. Pinned your churn dash blocks. They are awesome!!!

gillyflower said...

Gorgeous pouches, and the churn dash blocks look so fresh in the contemporary fabrics - love them!
Wishing you a Happy New Year full of creativeness Deborah!
Gill xx

Nanette Merrill said...

Oh! Love the zipper bags.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Looks like you've started the year as you mean to go on - with lots of gorgeous projects!

Diane said...

Hi Deborah - thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment - Selfsewn is one of my faves too and I am lucky enough to have had a meet up with the oh so lovely Claire too (you can find that in my archives!). Off to have a good read of your blog but from what I can see already, I'm going to be hooked! xxxxx

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