Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pretty {little} Pouch Swap - Given and Received

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Swaps are great fun, but a tad nerve-wracking, at least to me. It was only at the encouragement of blog buddies that I was somehow brave enough to join the Pretty {little} Pouch Swap after making just three zip pouches. But I did.

After examining my secret partner's mosaic, there were several words I clung to - "shot cotton", "Heather Ross", and "improv". I didn't even know what shot cotton was, only had two small pieces of Heather Ross fabric - thanks to a friend, and had done improv just a couple of times. But I kind of thought I could pull all those components together. And I came up with this:




I was really pleased with how the pouch turned out and shipped it off on Monday. I just heard tonight that my partner - Vanesa of New Nest Designs - received it - yay!

Funny, but on Monday, I also received the pouch that Melissa of A Child of the Wild Blue Yonder had made for me!
It is so sweet, with my favorite blues, greens, and gray. I really like it alot, as well as the cool handmade soap Melissa included! Thanks so much, Mama Missa!
So the Pretty {little} Pouch Swap comes to a close for now. I 'met' shot cotton ("like!"), dabbled in improv, tried a new quilting pattern, and met a challenge, all with some good fun thrown in!

Linking up to Celebrate Color, Finish it up Friday, {Sew} Modern Mondayand at the new T.N.T. Thursdays at Happy Quilting!
Celebrate Color

22 comments:

Katie B. said...

Success! I really love the quilting on your pouch.

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

Both pouches are great! Nice job on the quilting!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Perfect autumn pouch, great colour selection.

Connie said...

Nicely done -- piecing, color selection, and quilting designs on both sides are great!

Came over from Celebrate Color to check out your project.

Marci Girl said...

Beautiful pouch Debbie, the one you made and received! You didn't show the zipper pull in these pictures, but it was the perfect extra touch to such a lovely bag!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

The pouch looks awesome!! Such beautiful autumn colors!! Thanks so much for linking up :)

Kirsten N said...

Love your little pouch Debbie - the fabric on the inside is very cute and your quilting is beautiful!!

Svetlana said...

Love the quilting you did on your pouch! Looks great.

Alycia said...

That sounds like a cool swap! Love the colors you used, and recived.

KristyLou said...

I love the quilting on your pouch! Very creative.

Heather said...

That's great! What an exercise in creativity! I'll bet she loves it. ;o)

twelfthzodiac said...

Cute little Heather Ross surprise on the inside, that's my favourite part :)

beth said...

LOVE those pouches!

amandajean said...

you did great on the pouch! i love your quilting!!!

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Teje said...

Hi! Great pouch - love the colours and the quilting!

Elizabeth D. said...

Lovely!! I especially love the quilting on the pouch you made!

elizabeth said...

Your improv is awesome....very sweet pouch and great colors : )

Kim said...

Very pretty!!!!! You did a great job and I love the HR inner!!!!

Megan said...

SCORE! :) Love the improv pouch you made!

Susan said...

You are becoming a pro at those zippers! :) Great job on your pouch.

Alisa said...

I like your pouch!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Really cool - I would have voted for this one!! :)
~Monika
sewing in Sasktoon