Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Almost Instant Gratification

The joy of small projects is that you can go from start to finish in a few short hours and be happily looking at a completed project before the school run (or whatever interupts your day).

Today I went from a pile of charms squares, a small bit of cutting, pulling out a piece of bright blue Stof linen, and sat at the sewing machine.


And with minutes to spare, I now have this completed pouch. It's a fair size at 9" x 12" but that was the idea when I started it. I am ever so pleased with the way the fabrics came together. The lining is some Bliss pink that I adore and it just called my name for this pouch.


And now I really do have to run, or I will have to girls standing in the rain, less than pleased with me. I hope you had an equally productive day.

Susan

38 comments:

  1. So cute! You always choose such adorable fabrics!

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  2. Gorgeous pouch! My day has been productive as kids returned to school today after october week x

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  3. Gorgeous! I spent an hour doing nothing today while Lois napped. Bliss! Though now i feel unproductive ;-)

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  4. Stuck in traffic can not be productive but the pouch is gorgeous! I remember some of the charms. They are so cute.

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  5. Hi! I love your pouch! Most beautiful fabrics and the blue is perfect! Fortunately I was called to work and didn't sew what I had planned, but better to earn some fabric money! x Teje

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  6. I'll trade you on the productive day thing. I love the pouch.

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  7. So cute! Despite our zippy pouch swap I'm still a bit fearful of the dreaded zipper!

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  8. Darling finish, Susan! Love all that sweet patchwork and happy colours. I need to kick out something today, too. Nothing like some instant gratification to break up the bigger WIPs.

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  9. Wow, ich bin begeistert, so schön!
    Herzlichst,
    Tessa

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  10. dont you just LOVE IT when a plan comes to-gether xx

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  11. Love that blue linen and the zip matches it perfectly :-)

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  12. Are those from Sarah and Helen's Japanese Charm swap? If so I'm glad to see the Paris fabric you persuaded me to buy at the Quilt Festival 2012!

    Perfect use for them I must say!

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  13. Oh I love instant gratification! Well done on a most excellent way to use your time.

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  14. Love it. Hope you are keeping it to fill with your own goodies!

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  15. Oh it's gorgeous! Hope you got to your girls in time x

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  16. Supercute :-) Yes, I need to sew. Todays achievement was unpacking yesterdays shopping :-(

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  17. Love it! Alas, that blinking day job keeps interrupting my day ;o)

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  18. Looks fab, i was so relieved to see it was a pouch, as I thought you had been planning and then quilting a quilt all in the same day when i saw IG earlier!!!!

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  19. Perfect, love it! Hooray for quick finishes!

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  20. Perfect, love it! Hooray for quick finishes!

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  21. instant gratification is the way to go, but surely anything with a zip takes hours and lots of swearing (or perhaps that is only in my house)

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  22. That's a lovely way to show off those gorgeous wee prints. Jxo

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  23. Smaller projects are so much fun - love all of your cute prints!

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  24. Great pouch Susan, I really must try a pieced pouch 😊

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  25. I am so jealous of all these cutesy fabrics. Love the pouch!

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  27. So cute, I still have loads of my Japanese charms left over, I've only used 12 I think.

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  28. How cute! Great way to use those charms and show them off a bit!

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  29. fast and fancy...this zippie looks great

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  30. Very cute pouch Susan! And the fabrics do work together nicely. Hope your girls didn't get soaked, LOL!

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