I've been in my sewing room every day this week. Of course, there were beds to be made, suppers to be cooked, bathrooms to be scrubbed and book club selections to be finished, but I did sew most days. Some days I just petted fabric, looked at patterns and even did some regular ironing!
Last week I came across a post about another zipper bag. I wish I could remember whose blog had the link. I thought I could go right back to it, but I cannot. Luckily I clicked the link to the Moda Bake Shop site and printed the pattern. It is Vinyl Project Pouch from March 9th. I have been wanting to make one of these for awhile now. We have 2 small great grandchildren who spend lots of time with us. Of course, I keep spare socks, an extra t-shirt and pants for each of them at our house. The smaller of the two is going on two and just about ready to be potty trained. We keep wipes and diapers here too. And in the car, in the event we are at the playground and in need. So I had a reason for an extra zipper bag.
I knew I had some vinyl in my stash and started looking for some fabric. I found some that I probably would never use in a quilt. It was just a fat quarter. It is pretty vivid colors and balls of yarn and hearts. Not the best quality, not sure where it came from. I looked for some contrasting fabric and a zipper.
I found this maroon dotty fabric. Perfect.
I pieced some batting, then pulled my drawer of pre cut 2 1/2" squares and found some that I thought went well. I arranged the squares sort of in a diagonal and added 6 squares of the "yarn and hearts" fabric. I continued with the instructions.
I even found a new 16" barberry red all purpose zipper ! Yea!!
I quilted it with wavy wonky lines using my walking foot and the #4 stitch on my Bernina, set at the longest and widest. I used a old spool of red,white and blue variegated thread because I need to use it up.
I added the contrast fabric to the vinyl. I love the fact that wonder clips work so well on vinyl and there are no pin holes.
Finished! Isn't it cute?
Here is the back. I wanted to try binding by machine and decided this was the perfect project to practice. Maybe not, because of the vinyl. I had to use the paper that came with the vinyl, between it and the machine bed. Then of course it had to be torn away from the seam. It is not perfect, but it is cute and serviceable. When Miss B doesn't need extra diapers in Gwama and Pa's car, I will take it back and keep something else in it.
I found this cute little felt star on a string in my stash, it makes a perfect zipper pull. It is packed now, with a 1/2 pack of wipes, 2 diapers and a square of plush fabric to put under her "bum".
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and a Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts.
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