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Mouthy Stitches Practice Pouch | by jenjohnston
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Mouthy Stitches Practice Pouch

I wanted to test out the pattern I plan on using to make my partner's pouch in the Mouthy Stitches swap (don't worry partner, this pouch is for me, you are still getting the animals.)


The pattern I used is the Perfect Zip Bags pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. I made the largest one in style C. It finishes at 9.5" high and 9" wide.


The rainbow curved piece is paper pieced using a technique described in an artcile called "Freeform Fillers" by Gail Garber in the July 2011 issue of American Quilter magazine (the technique is also described in her book, "Flying Colors – Design Quilts with Freeform Shapes & Flying Geese.") I used the foundation as printed in the magazine along with the templates provided for the background pieces to make a 6" block which I then pieced into the front of the pouch.


The natural fabric is Robert Kaufman Essex Linen and the grey is a Kona solid. The bakground of the rainbow piece is a print from the line "Hometown" by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. The rainbow bits are all from my scrap box.


I love the size and shape of this pouch as well as how much structure it has (I used canvas for the interlining and applied a lightweight fusible to the back of the completed exterior pieces.)


Now onto your pouch partner!

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Taken on February 18, 2012