Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Project Quilting 9.4: The Minikins Cotton Candy Pouch

First of all, I can't believe I've actually been able to keep up with all the Project Quilting challenges so far this season! I'm four for four. Hooray!

This week's challenge is "Mellow Yellow". Apparently the color yellow scares some people. I didn't know that! I love yellow, and my favorite color to pair it with is blue. My wedding colors were actually blue & yellow.

Minikins Cotton Candy Pouch

I was really excited that the challenge this week was just a color, because I REALLY wanted to make this particular bag: the Cotton Candy Pouch by Sara Lawson (Sew Sweetness). This is one of the patterns that comes with her Minikins PDF + Video bundle, and it's also her monthly challenge for February. I'm killing all kinds of birds with a single project this week.

Minikins Cotton Candy Pouch
Minikins Cotton Candy Pouch

I won the $15 gift certificate to Sara's shop from PQ Challenge 9.2 (Thanks Sara & Kim!), so I ordered some of her cork and faux-leather fabrics. I've been really anxious (and also nervous) to give these a go. It was SO fun to work with the cork, and I think it turned out pretty awesome. The cork is the blue stuff on either side of the yellow Anna Maria Horner fabric. I didn't have a minute's trouble with it at all. I was particularly careful while topstitching: I used a longer stitch length (like Sara recommends), lowered my presser-foot-pressure (like I always do when using foam interfacing), and I made sure to have my integrated dual-feed on my Bernina engaged (as I usually do anyway).

I am IN LOVE with this bag! I made the large size, which finishes at about 12" x 7" x 3.5".

Minikins

Last week I made the Zeppelin Pouch, which is another pattern from the Minikins bundle, and which also happens to be blue & yellow! HA! Here's a few shots of that one. There are 12 unique patterns in the bundle, and all but two of those (I think) have multiple sizes, so I've still got plenty to keep me busy from that bundle. I can't wait to try them all!!

Minikins Zeppelin Pouch
Minikins Zeppelin Pouch
Minikins Zeppelin Pouch
Minikins Zeppelin Pouch

2 comments:

  1. Oh snap. I need to make me a zepplin!!

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  2. These look great! I have a bunch of cork i'm itching to use!

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