Tuesday, 15 December 2015

House Quilty Pocket

 Fat Quarter Shop kindly sent me a copy of Lori Holt's Cosy Cottage Calendar.  It arrived a little late for the blog hop but in time for making Christmas gifs.


The Calendar is full of Lori Holt vintage style eye candy, lots of quilts, kitchens and domesticity plus a regular calendar with USA dates which is a bit of a novelty to a Brit!  It also comes with two rotary cut versions of the school house pattern- different sizes- and instructions to make a mini quilt and a pillow.  UK/EU quilters who want the calendar in time for new year can find it at Pretty Fabrics and Trims.


I started on the smallest house.  I love how the big pieces shrink down quickly when sewing them together.  I then made the little block into a quilty zip pocket following Lori's free pattern from her blog; it's a great tutorial to use for single blocks and easy to adapt for different sizes. The seams are finished with zig zag inside but you could also finish with twill tape to hide all the edges.   Mine ended up 6" x 8" approx. 


 I filled it with some bits and pieces as a little extra gift for my granny, hand cream, emery boards, sweets- that sort of thing.  She loves birds and her garden so the fabric choices have her in mind.

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8 comments:

  1. I love all the fiddly small bits you work into something so sweet.

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  2. So pretty! Great idea! I love the inner floral fabric.

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  3. I love what you've done with this little block. You can take the gorgeousness with you!

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  4. Such a sweet little pouch. I love how the window has curtains and everything!

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  5. Love this little house pouch ~ the fussy cutting for the window is so sweet!

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  6. You did a beautiful job and made the pouch very special.

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