Saturday, 1 October 2016

A Pair Of Lola Pouches

Finish A Long 2016


It can't have been a surprise to see yet another Lola pouch (okay, two!) on my Q3 FAL list as I seem to be a bit obsessed with making them!  This time, I wanted to use these two fat quarters of shweshwe fabric:

Two Lola pouches

Although I didn't mention it when I wrote the list, these two pouches were intended for Sheila, who came, with Salley, for a flying (about 18 hours!) visit in August.  We had a wonderful time, albeit brief, and we got on as well in person as we do online!!

Anyway, back to the pouches.  I didn't have enough of the indigo to make two complete pouches (as well as thinking that they needed a contrast fabric to enhance the shweshwe), so I used some remnants of AGF 'Indie' that I had in my scrap boxes.   I didn't have enough of red remnant to use on the base and the binding of either pouch, so decided to go with a contrast strip across the large pouch.  This is the joy of the Lola Pouch pattern: once you've made one, you can adapt it in so many ways just by using the basic measurements.

Here are the fabrics being paired up:
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Ready to assemble:
Two Lola pouches ready to sew. I've ordered some zips - why is it that, no matter how many zips you have, you never have the colour you need in the size you need? #Lolapouch #2016fal #ridiculouslylongFALlistgang #ridiculouslylongFALlist

Ready for the zips:
Ready for zips, which should be here early next week (I opted for Stingy post). In the meantime, the wadding for Mam's cushions and table runner arrived today so I can get on with them, if I'm well enough. #Lolapouch #2016FAL #ridiculouslylongFALlistgang

I used the glue/cocktail stick method to get a neat finish on the zip tabs (as well as top stitching round the edge) and, once again, it worked a treat:

Using the fabric glue trick again on the zip tabs for the Lola pouches I'm hoping to finish today. Off to top stitch them now. #Lolapouch

And here's the small pouch, nestling in the nasturtiums and pansies:
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And the large pouch, in front of the geum and scabious:
And a fourth finish from my #ridiculouslylongFALlist for this quarter! I do love making a #Lolapouch! (Pattern by @sotakhandmade) #ridiculouslylongfallistgang #2016FAL #FALQ3Archiewonderdog

And the pair together:
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I'm really pleased with how they turned out and love the difference the contrast quilting (done in an orange Aurifil 12wt on the large pouch and I-can't-remember-what on the small pouch.

For the purposed of the Finish-Along, I'm linking this post for the large pouch finish and have linked the small pouch separately (as an instagram post) as I had them listed as two separate finishes on my list and you need a separate (and distinct) link for each finish.

Here's the moment Mini Archie met Eddie - see how protective Archie is being?!!

The three musketeers #theadventuresofArchieandMiniArchie #Ihavemyhandsfull
Don't you dare try to chase him or pick him up in your mouth.  He's a dog, not a toy!
And then a couple of weeks later:

The three musketeers enjoying some shade after their close inspection of yesterday's planting. I passed!! #theadventuresofArchieandMiniArchie #andEddie (who has been to the vet for his kennel cough vaccination and a paw check for a suspected remnant of gr
I'm still watching you: I saw how you tried to pick him up and carry him off.  Well you can't have him, he lives here with us!

Thanks for popping in!!


1 comment:

  1. Great finish! Love that they nest! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts

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