Monday, 27 May 2013

Patchwork Please

It goes around in blogland there is a book called "Patchwork Please" released. It is lovely. Usually I do not like to buy books. Most have just one or two projects I like but this one just came handy. So I made this hexagon as a little Thank You gift for a swap ...

... and the pincushion (already on the way to his new home) ....

... and finally I made this pouch. Ok, this one was really tricky as it did not work as I wanted it to  be. When I first saw this beautiful one made by Hadlflyingblindonarocketcycle.blogspot.comey I wanted to have one as gorgeous as this one ...

But I am not so happy with flowery fabrics. So I started to search the stash and hoped to find lovely little gnomes and girls there. It was not easy as the squares are really small. I could find five little pictures I to use and so I started. I tried to use solids for the stars and the last scraps I had with text on to make the "white squares". As I do not have a huge stash and somehow - do not ask me what I was thinking when I ordered this - there was a brown linen to use. So I cut and sew the outer peaks of the stars but when I sew them to the rest it looked so awful that I ripped it of and threw them in the corner. The only problem: the solids I used where from a charm pack so there were not enough left to do the peaks again. I am sorry I could not stick to the pattern and just sew a blue border around ...

Finally I used bright yellow and orange for the inside and a vinyl with a zip. It did not work out so bad after all but it is not what I wanted it to be. So I decided to sent it to someone who might like it. This is an other UFO I am sending of so be aware it might land at your doorstep ....

So now I am waiting patiently until I hear her scream! I am really worried as some letters did not arrive the last time ... so please fly fast to your new home!


  1. Don't be so hard on yourself. I like your version of the pattern too!

  2. The hexagon is wonderful, and I love the pouch! It's very different from Hadley's version, but it looks great!

  3. Gorgeous little projects A!

  4. Wahoo! Bin gerade ├╝ber deinen Blog gestolpert nd zutiefst beeindruckt!

  5. You have some lovely projects there!!!

  6. Woohoo! I am the lucky recipient of the pouch. And it really is beautiful in reality. You have done such a fab job and should be very proud it came out so well - changing patterns is fine especially when it works out so nicely.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. This is lovely! So clever to adjust the pattern like that!

  8. I love your version of the pouch and Susan is very happy with it! The pin cushion and hexy badge are wonderful!