Parcel has been sent and received which means I can unveil photos of two little patchwork projects . . . made for ‘Titia.
I showed you a preview of fabric the other day
Now, ‘Titia is a student nurse, and asked me if I could make her a patchwork pouch for her stethoscope and blood pressure instrument. Since she came here recently for the weekend, I asked her to look through my fabric stash and choose her fabrics. The above photo is what she chose.
I wasn’t really sure what size to make the pouch, so just lept in feet first, as I usually do, and played around with fabrics. I began thus: first making 2 panels (blue, butterflies & white print then white print, flowers, blue).
I then sliced these up making wider bands with the butterflies.
Then I assembled.
and, after binding, poppers and buttons, I had a pouch ^^
However, I wasn’t too sure whether the pouch would be appropriate or not. I added ceramic butterfly buttons to hide the popper fastening . . . and began to wonder if that was such a good idea. I also had doubts about the shape . . . being 13” x 8”, I wondered if it wasn’t too elongated. So . . . I decided to make a second pouch lol. Not having enough of the blue, I substituted for a different blue and, this time, I cut 5” squares.
Very bravely, I then set about about making triangles (following Avis’ pinwheel method)
But I didn’t assemble as pinwheels, and chose to assemble thus
with velcro bands this time, for an easier opening.
This second pouch measures 9” x 11” so seems more in proportion. But then again, I still don’t know if it’s the required size. So . . . I sent both pouches lol.
I am pleased to say that ‘Titia loves them both ^^ She is going to use the first one, with ceramic buttons for her stethoscope and the second one, with velcro fastening, for her tablet. I am so pleased both will come in useful ^^