Now I'll move everything back to my tidy corner but before I do I wanted to announce the winners of the Country Charmer Quiltalong. The quilter who will be receiving a $20 gift certificate is Quilt Sue from Quilt Times and the winner of a pattern of her choice designed by Lynn at Sew'n Wild Oaks is Donna from So Sew Crafty. Congrats to these winning ladies and thanks to all the participants. I think we are all winners when we get to make such a beautiful quilt while having designer Lynn guide us along! Thank you, Lynn, for donating your quilt pattern, "Nostalgic Christmas" to Donna. I'm in the midst of making this pattern too and expect to have it finished in time for the Christmas season!
We continue to attract new Country Charmer quilters, so please make sure you check out the QAL info HERE and join us for a CC update at the first of July.
So what did I work on this morning? I put the finishing touches on four pleated pouches. I first saw these little pouches through Liz at Moments. She had made some sweet little pouches for the Say It With Flowers blog hop at Madame Samm's Sew We Quilt . Liz provided the source for the instructions HERE, complete with a video tutorial by Pattydoo HERE. I made two pouches using the video and then made another two pouches using the instructions from the Zippy Strippy pattern I had purchased awhile back designed by Atkinson Designs.
Two pouches were made with fusible fleece and two were made with fusible interfacing. I preferred the latter for a lighter bag and also added zipper tabs to the last two. I have to warn you...I found these pleated pouches very addictive, so I know I will be making more! Liz even wrote a special tutorial just for me (and you) so that we can add little pockets to the next batch. Check it out HERE.
Here are a few pics of my pp's. The bags lie pretty flat, but I opened them up to show you the pleats...
Just decided that it would be a great afternoon to golf, so Woodworker Hubby and I are off to the golf course in a few minutes so I have to cut this short. Do you think the Christmas Elves will be by to finish my projects while I'm swinging a golf club? Speaking of Christmas, check out the HoHoHo Blog Hop with sign up this week through Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. I'll be a little too busy this summer with DD's upcoming wedding, but I'll be watching from the sidelines!
Gotta run or I'll be walking to the golf course!