I'm thrilled to be the last stop on the Windham First Blush Blog Hop!
The First Blush collection by Ruby Red Designs is so light and airy, and full of vintage-inspired prints. It's been sitting in my studio for a few months, helping keep that summer vibe alive as the days get darker and colder. I've enjoyed seeing what everyone else created from their fabrics (see the links below if you've missed any!), and I knew exactly what I wanted to make.
If you've visited my blog before, you may know that my house is filled with, how does the rhyme go? Snips and snails and puppy dog tails.
This was my opportunity to create something girly! I have three nieces who are at just the right ages for filling zippered pouches with treasures. And thanks to this hop, I now have my first three Christmas gifts complete!
I used the Triple Zip Pouch tutorial from Debbie at A Quilter's Table as inspiration for these sweet pouches. I sewed a Triple Zip Pouch back when the tutorial was new and liked the construction method and the opportunity to add many different fabrics into the pouch. I sorted the fabric and picked five to use for each pouch for maximum mix-and-matchiness.
These pouches are larger than the sample in the tutorial, and I only used two zippers. I had fun coming up with a different way to customize each pouch as well!
A sweet gingham ruffle:
I had fun choosing different prints for the two linings (and of course different colored zippers!)
I fused a wavy ribbon on this pouch. I love the little floral stripe!
Two more prints on the inside:
These soft pinks and blues seemed perfect for a heart applique.
Pale white and pink prints on the inside as well:
Here's the fourth bundle I put together but didn't use. I think this might become my pouch...
A big thank you to Windham for providing me with the fabric to play with! And now it's your chance to win some First Blush (and more). For each day of the hop, Windham Fabrics will giveaway a FQ bundle of the collection, along with a small thread box of First Blush from Aurifil for each stop of the blog tour! Thank you Aurifil!
For a chance to win the FQ bundle and small thread box, leave me a comment letting me know if you've ever made a zip pouch. Because I'm the last day on the hop, this giveaway is only open until 9 am on Friday, October 28th. So leave your comment quickly! :)
And if you missed any of the other stops on the hop, check them out here:
Monday, October 10 – Chris Dodsley, made by Chrissie D
Tuesday, October 11 – Sinta at Pincushion
Wednesday, October 12 - Fat Quarter Shop
Thursday, October 13- Windham/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine
Friday, October 14- Jennie at Clover and Violet
Saturday, October 15- Aurifil- Hilary Jordan
Sunday, October 16- Tina Egner
Monday, October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk
Tuesday, October 18 – Allison Harris
Wednesday, October 19 – Erin Cox
Thursday, October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel
Friday, October 21 – Debbie at happy little cottage
Saturday, October 22 – Heidi Staples
Sunday, October 23 – Leanne Elliott
Monday, October 24- Greg Jones Grey Dogwood Studio
Tuesday, October 25- Wendy Sheppard Ivory Spring
Wednesday, October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton
Thursday, October 27 – Lisa Ruble
Rules for how to win:
Contest is open from Monday, October 10th through Thursday, October 27th. Contest is open to US and International entries. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments posted on blog posts and will be announced Friday, October 28th.
p.s. If you don't win, First Blush is shipping right now, so ask for it at your local quilt shop! And don't miss the BOM featuring First Blush by It's Sew Emma--you can find details on the Fat Quarter Shop website.