Friday, July 27, 2012

Finish it Up: Pouches, Computer Cases, etc.

It's been a busy few weeks at the Patchwork Duck house, but I've been able to secure some sewing time in there as well!  I'm almost done with a large quilt, and I'll be sure to post photos soon.

In the meantime, I worked on a bunch of smaller projects.  I made a laptop case and matching adapter pouch for a family member.

I used some of my favorite Kaffe Fassett and Kate Spain fabric for a bright and cheerful look.  For the laptop sleeve pattern, I modified THIS great iPad cover tutorial that I used HERE with excellent results.  I especially liked that it had two layers of batting (most laptop sleeve patterns only had one layer of batting, a little flimsy for protecting such a fragile item).  The pouch was my first attempt at making a wide-mouth zipper bag from THIS great Noodlehead tutorial.  Quick and easy!

I also worked on some projects for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild.  First up, a paper-pieced chicken block that I used for a paper piecing demonstration (found the pattern HERE).  Everyone is going to make a block and we'll turn them into quilts for charity...can't wait to see all the results!

Next, we had Granny Squares for the July Bee block.  I've always wanted to make one, and it was a lot of fun to find scraps for this quick block!

Finally, we had a zippered-item swap, and I made another pouch using the Noodlehead demo.  The outer fabric consisted of lots of scrappy strips I had lying and useful!

Hope you're having a great Friday!
PS:  Hello to all the folks from Amy Lou Who!


  1. Cute projects! I love the little pouch and the duck. Aren't those granny squares fun?

  2. I love pouches. Those kind are my favorite thing to make (and sell!!). I totally agree with you on the extra batting needed to insulate the I-Pad cover.

  3. Neat projects. thanks for the tip re: the iPad cover, I wouldn't have thought of it until after I made the one and only pouch for it (I'm not much on making things like that so it's a rare event.)

  4. Very cute chicken! Love how the beak was appliqued. We are also working on charity projects for the PMQG with I Spy Quilts.

  5. Loving the pouches and the pp chicken :)


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