Friday, 15 December 2017

2017 Saturday night craft along swap

One of my favourite times of the week is Saturday night. Mr. Gray often takes the Graylets to Granny's house for a couple of hours so I can have some deciated crafting time. I also love Saturday nights because of #saturdaynightcraftalong - a weekly instagram party where crafters around the world share what they are working on. I love being part of this community, so when the oppourtunity came up to participate in the Saturday night craft along swap, I couldn't resist.

My partner, Karen, posted this mosaic, highligting her love for pink and aqua, polka dots and geometircs, florals and scraps. After some stash diving I can up with a fabric pull that fit the bill - some FQs from the Brush Strokes collection by Holly Degroot for Cloud 9 Fabrics.

For the main item I chose to make a zip up tray pouch (pattern by Aneela Hoey). I love the one that I made myself a couple of months ago (it's so handy) and thought that my partner would appreciate one too.

I used the triangle print for the outer, the light geometric print for the lining and the aqua print for the binding. I love how it turned out.

I also make a pair of scrappy fabric covered baubles using some scraps from last year's Christmas quilt and Mod Podge.


The finished baubles were added to the pouch, along with the floral FQs and some candy canes before being sent off to my partner.

I really enjoyed this swap, probably because my partner and I have very similar tastes - I also love pink and aqua, geometrics and polka dots. For proof, check out the little zipper pouches I made myself a couple of months ago (using this tutorial by Sotak Handmade). I only realized after the swap that I could have used these prints instead.

I'm linking these three pouches up with Elm Street Quilts 2017 Bag It sew along, as they were all completed during the event.


1 comment:

  1. These all look wonderful. Thanks for sharing as part of the Elm Street Quilts Bag It event!