For all the sewing I do, I don't really quilt much (okay, almost never). So I thought I'd like to work on new skills and try a quilty type pouch. I followed the boxed pouch tutorial from Terrabyte Farm. I've been eyeing this pouch for a while now. I followed the tutorial pretty precisely, with the exception of the quilting, which I did differently, to reinforced the grid of patchwork.
Look, Ma! I quilted! And the little patchwork corners even line up! Really, folks, my mom makes beautiful quilts and even quilts them by hand -- she enjoys it -- so I think she'll be proud of me. I did not hand quilt, but pulled out my walking foot (for maybe the third time ever) and quilted this little bugger by hand. It is so amazing to see the way it all comes together with the quilted stitching, and I feel like I'm getting closer to making an actual, real, full sized quilt.
Here's one more pic of the pouch (to show the lining), plus a photo of the patchwork key chain I made to go along with it. For both pouch and key chain, I used a charm square pack of Freshcut fabrics from Heather Bailey with baby pink and mint green, since my swap partner said she likes those colors.
Soon, these goodies will be flying across the Atlantic!
Also, be sure to check out the Sweet Pouch Swap Inspiration board on Pinterest for lots of great pouch ideas and tutorials.