Friday, December 19, 2014

Snowflake Pouch - Giveaway!

This Snowflake pattern is courtesy of Sewing Under Rainbow, she is holding a Last Minute Christmas QAL, and you still have time to join in, in fact it is perfect to join in on the last minute, yes?  You have till December 26th to make anything from the 12 FREE patterns that she provides, there are some great prizes to win.
Although you can't really be a beginner at paper piecing except maybe for the first block which is Christmas trees, real cute.

Now it actually took me a long time to do this snowflake, because I said to myself "Why don't I make it smaller?"  Well this is a first for me in Foundation Paper Piecing but I saw Snips Snippets do it and it looked easy enough.  I took it to the printers and had them shrink it to 70%, well I first did 50%, but that just looked cra-cra, and we bumped it back up to 70%.  Now what I totally didn't take into account was the tiny seam allowance it would create, instead of the 1/4 in normal seam allowance this was somewhere between 1/8 and 1/4, so for the first time I sewed all of the papers and fabrics on together and made this little pretty number.

I normally take the papers off after sewing the block and then just sew each block together with a 1/4" seam, but I couldn't do that in this instance and needed to follow the line.
I stitched around the snowflake with embroidery thread.
I realize I need to work on making my points meet, I will blame it on the fact that I shrunk the pattern ;)
Didn't it make the cutest snowflake.
 This pouch is part of the Bracelet Giveaway, that I am having on my blog, check my earlier post.
The interior is a red on red snowflake pattern.
I quilted the back of the pouch in a diamond shape with Variegated Aurifil 4663
The interior of the pouch measures 7" x 10" maybe enough room to put a tablet in?
Linking to Sewing Under Rainbow Last Minute Christmas QAL with Julianna.
and to TGIFF, cause for a while there I didn't think I was going to get it done, lol.
and Let's Be Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Don't forget to check out the giveaway.


  1. What an adorable pouch! Your hand stitching details really add something to the project! Thanks for linking up with me for TGIFF.

  2. Such a sweet snowflake and lovely pouch! This would make the cutest Christmas gift. So pretty!

  3. So pretty! you do fabulous work!

  4. I love this snowflake! So cute!

  5. Absolutely lovely, I am still terrified of paper piecing though and never tried it. x

  6. Great idea! I participated in Canuck Quilter's Snowalong with paper-piecing snowflakes. Made 3 cushions, thought about making a tea cosy, but I like this little bag! Great colour and fabric choices too. :-)

  7. Beautiful PP block :) Great fabric choosing!
    Greetings from Poland

  8. Really nice pouch! You've taken the challenge to make it smaller and the result is fabulous!

  9. Oh Mara,this is so beautiful! You did such a wonderful job too! I love snowflakes! Would love to jump in and make something,but...will be busy on a certain other project. btw have you started on that "other" project yet?

  10. Darling! And thanks to the link for the wonderful paper pieced patterns! 2015 here we come!