So I've made a couple of pouches for the Pretty Little Pouch swap, and I really like both of them. But the one I made last night I think I might have to keep. Is that too selfish? I'm not sure if I will yet, but I just love it so much.
Add to the fact that I have NO MORE of that Red riding hood fabric and I really just don't want to part with it. Give me a few days though, and maybe I won't feel so passionate about it :).
I've been experimenting with Linen lately, and the pintucks were something I've been wanting to try. For the first time on this pouch I also tried lining without fusible interfacing. Instead, I sewed in some canvas under the linen, and it gives the pouch a good sturdiness. Plus now it's more "natural", quite in theme with the linen and the foresty-ness.
The back stitching mimicks the front, but the part I love the most about this pouch is the lining. I bought a scant 1/4 yard of it in the spring, and of course I love it and can't find anymore of it. It's a small print of little baby forest animals all tucked into one another. And it is SO soft. I made a mental note to save the rest of it to go into Mira's as yet undesigned future quilt. I just know I have to save some of it for us!
Edited to add... if you're interested in how to make this particular cathedral window, look here at spotted stone...
And because this was designed with the season in mind, I'll be submitting it to this month's Celebrate Color event.