Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dumpling Zip Pouch

Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild members are swapping zip-pouches tomorrow. There were not many guidelines given, only to avoid holiday themes.
The inspiration came from a 7" piece of the rayon/linen fabric, found in the remnant pile at JoAnn's last week. Noticing it's metallic sheen, I immediately thought of the shiny DMC floss I've had stashed for several month's now.
I stitched slowly, carefully, so as not to snag this floss as I worked, yet the stitchery was finished quickly! I chose one of my favorite Kaffe scraps for the inside PoP
This is the smaller-sized Dumpling Tutorial at Michelle Patterns. I had a couple mental complications and received a bit of seam ripper refreshment training, completely removing the zipper after already notching my curves. I could've avoided all that ripping if only there were a way to open the pouch from the inside lol. I think I turned the darn thing inside out and back again five more times than necessary, but I am still so happy with the result!
BTW, the floss is DMC six strand and I used three strands for the over-sized cross-stitch.

 I am sharing this cutie with Elm Street Quilts Bag It Challenge: Only two more days to enter!


10 comments:

  1. What a cute finish! The swap sounds fun.

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  2. What a great idea! I'm sure the recipient will love it.

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  3. It is just adorable and will be treasured! XO

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  4. This is really cute and pretty!

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  5. Very pretty! The stitches are just right and love all those colors.

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  6. Great result! This is a gorgeous pouch and a lovely swap gift.

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  7. That's adorable, and I'm sure it was well received. I hope you're going to show the one that came home with you. I really liked the fabric and your stitching on the outside.

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  8. Oh Heidi, whoever receives that zippy pouch is going to be so thrilled!
    "seam ripper refreshment training" Hahahaha - I have yet to make something without using my seam ripper at some point.
    Merry Christmas to you and Ty!

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  9. I love your pouch, Heidi!
    The stitching looks adorable and you can't even tell that you had a rough go putting it together! Happy New Year and God Bless!!

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