Why all the small projects? Oh! That’s why.

I’ve figured out why I’m making lots of little projects right now! It’s because the next thing I have to do on the Mixtape quilt is actually quilt it, and I’m a bit nervous about that. It doesn’t help that I filled five bobbins with what I thought was the white thread I’ll be quilting with before realizing that it was off-white. Ooops.

In the meantime, on Monday I made two little pouches, following instructions cadged together from a couple of tutorials, one of which is the Box Pouch Tutorial by The Plaid Scottie. It has fantastic instructions and pictures, and is very, very clear. I didn’t have any interfacing, so I quilted together two layers of fabric and some batting, as I saw in another tutorial whose link I have unfortunately now completely lost track of.

The first one I made is not quite what I was going for. Unfortunately, I didn’t look at the tutorial to see which way to fold the corners, so instead of being a little box, this is a little flat pouch. Oooops. It’s still kind of cute, though.
Flat pouch

The lining is a fat quarter from my local fabric shop’s bin, and the outside is Cosmo Cricket’s Circa 1934 Garbo, in cream. I love the way this fabric looks, all typewriter keys and subdued colors and red.
Pouch fabrics

That one was so much fun that I made another one:
Quilting a grid

The outside is Parson Grey’s Curious Nature, Universe, which I picked up at Purl Soho a month or so ago when I went in looking for a quilting ruler. (Isn’t that always how it happens? Fat quarters seem to just jump out at me and beg to come home, no matter what I intended on buying in the first place.)

I really like the way the pattern of it looks, and I’m a lot happier with this little pouch than I was with the little flat one.
Finished boxy pouch

I made ten little sachets for my sister for her birthday, and managed to only take one picture of them. These are six little teabag-shaped sachets that I made by following Mademoiselle Chaos’s tutorial. Thankfully, she thought they were cute. :)
Teabag lavender sachets

Finally, there’s a new button on the sidebar! I’ve joined the Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop! It’s a great idea, organized by Plum and June where lots of new quilting bloggers introduce themselves to each other / anyone who chooses to tune in, according to a master schedule.

Plum and June

So go take a look! It’s going on from now until November — there are tons of us, apparently!

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