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!


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

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

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

  4. This is really cute and pretty!

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

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

  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.

  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!

  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!!

  10. So much loveliness to see! You have a delightful variety of blocks here. I hope you continue to recover ok, it sounds like loved ones are looking after you well :-)


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