Another Christmas present finished!!! I just adore this one. I'm not musically inclined in any way, but it's the combination of fabrics that make this little zippered pouch.
Unlike most of my zippered pouches, I didn't use fabric from my stash, as there's no music themed fabric in amongst the growing piles of offcuts in my sewing room. The lining first caught my eye, sitting on the sale items table outside my local quilt store.
I picked up the sale fabric in a red colour way and then proceeded to try and match up other music themed fabric to the red sale fabric. Thankfully, one of the shop assistants came to my rescue. She swapped the red for the yellow lining, and matched the small floral to the music notes fabric.
Never in a million years would I have hit on this fabric combination, whereas she managed to pull all three fabrics from different sections of the shop, in a matter of minutes.
I can claim credit for the design, however. The construction is a variation of my Quilt As You Go fabric tutorial. I've already made a bunch of QAYG zippered pouches this month, with my latest bringing the total to eight.
As there was a deadline, I didn't have time to take photos of the process, but I have another cut out in the same design. Next time I'll take photos and write up a post with measurements, etc.
I don't have a clue as to the meaning of most of the musical terms on the lining fabric, but the recipient will.
I only purchased a small amount of the main fabric; not enough to show the name on the selvedge. All I can tell you is that the floral is a Timeless Treasures line.
The finish of my zipper tabs has much improved since I began making them. I've modified instructions found online, to suit my style of sewing. Another thing I'll photograph and show you next time.
I won last month's Lost and Found Christmas fabric by Riley Blake, over at Celtic Thistle Stitches November Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew. If you sew something Christmas related, December's link party will open on the 18th.