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:
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:
Ready to assemble:
Ready for the zips:
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:
And here's the small pouch, nestling in the nasturtiums and pansies:
And the large pouch, in front of the geum and scabious:
And the pair together:
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?!!
|Don't you dare try to chase him or pick him up in your mouth. He's a dog, not a toy!|
|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!!