Flamingo Pouch

My mom recently had a flamingo themed birthday party, so when I saw the flamingo pattern by Quiet Play, I knew I had to make her something using the flamingo pattern! And I’m totally in love with these 3D Flamingos! ha! I also used them on her party invites.

FlamingoPouch-Scale-ImFeelinCrafty

The pattern is for a 12″ paper pieced block, but I reduced it in half to get a 6″ block for the pouch.

FlamingoPouch-Back-ImFeelinCrafty

I added a little back pocket to the pouch.

FlamingoPouch-Inside-ImFeelinCrafty

FlamingoPouch-InsidePockets-ImFeelinCrafty

I had this coral fabric that I bought because my flamingo loving mom is also totally in love with coral. I’ve had it for ages knowing I’d have a good reason to use it for her. And this worked perfect with the pink flamingo on the front. You can also see the outside pocket was lined with this fabric as well.

I also love the pink zipper!

FlamingoPouch-detail-ImFeelinCrafty

FlamingoPouch-Last-ImFeelinCrafty

What else would you use this pattern for?? I love it and want to use it again!

Improv Mini Quilts for Curated Quilts Issue 5

I used to post 2 to 3 times a week, every week… Life has gotten in the way of that. Now with my haphazardly posting routine, I just realized I never posted my mini quilts for the Improv Issue of Curated Quilts!

 

Yes, Issue 5 was released by in 2018… But I still love these mini quilts!

CuratedQuiltsImprov-ImprovMag-ImFeelinCrafty

CuratedQuiltsImprov-ImprovMag2-ImFeelinCrafty

I made and submitted three mini quilts for this challenge, but only one was chosen to be featured in the Mini Gallery. Down the Rabbit Hole is the one that made it in. I called it Down the Rabbit Hole because I had only intended to make one mini quilt, but once I got started making, I went down the rabbit hole of mini quilts and made 3!

CuratedQuiltsImprov-AllThree-ImFeelinCrafty

My original design idea was to make one of my Quilt Design a Day quilts into a mini.

CuratedQuiltsImprov-QDADSketch-ImFeelinCrafty

CuratedQuiltsImprov-FirstBlock-ImFeelinCrafty

And I started it, but my first block was too big to combine three of them into a mini. So I went with this block and made a mini with it.

CuratedQuiltsImprov-DownTheRabbitHoleMain2-ImFeelinCrafty

I kinda ‘framed’ the circle piece inside an improv log cabin. And this is the one that was selected to be in the magazine.

CuratedQuiltsImprov-DownTheRabbitHoleMainDtl-ImFeelinCrafty

CuratedQuiltsImprov-DownTheRabbitHoleMainBack-ImFeelinCrafty

I love a pieced back, but for these mini quilts, I almost never piece the backs! At what size do you decide to make a pieced back versus a single piece of fabric back? My first mini submission for Curated Quilts, I do have a pieced back, but that might be the only mini with a pieced back I have done.

CuratedQuiltsImprov-DownTheRabbitHoleMain-ImFeelinCrafty

CuratedQuiltsImprov-RabbitHolesMain-ImFeelinCrafty

Then I went back to my original project idea and made three smaller circular pieces to match the original QDAD design.

CuratedQuiltsImprov-RabbitHolesMainDtl1-ImFeelinCrafty

CuratedQuiltsImprov-RabbitHolesMainDtl2-ImFeelinCrafty

CuratedQuiltsImprov-RabbitHolesMainBack-ImFeelinCrafty

The funny thing is, I made this one, and was so excited about it. But once these first two were done, I knew my favorite was the Down the Rabbit Hole!

So then I still had a pile of scraps from both of these quilts and what was I do to with them, but make a third mini quilt!

CuratedQuiltsImprov-ScrapBlocks-ImFeelinCrafty

Keeping in line with the improv curves, I decided to try out one of my office doodle designs!

CuratedQuiltsImprov-Sketch-ImFeelinCrafty

If you follow me on IG, you know that I have a habit of doodling during office meetings and lectures. It does actually keep me focused on what is being discussed! I had this one in my sketch book and decided to try it out!

CuratedQuiltsImprov-OffThePathVersion1-ImFeelinCrafty

And this is what became of it! and this started me on a course of many more quarter improv circle quilts. I’d say in the last two years, it’s probably my favorite design! You’ll see it more once I start blogging my more recent finishes…

CuratedQuiltsImprov-OffThePathVersion1Dtl-ImFeelinCrafty

CuratedQuiltsImprov-OffThePathVersion1Back-ImFeelinCrafty

CuratedQuiltsImprov-OffThePathVersion1Main-ImFeelinCrafty

And now I want to turn them all into pillows! What do you think?

CuratedQuiltsImprov-Last-ImFeelinCrafty

What do you do with your mini quilts?

Koala Cross Stitch Storage Bin

I actually made a cross stitch project and turned it into something all in less than a year! Maybe even less than a month start to finish! Remember back when we were worried about the fires in Australia? It seems like a lifetime ago with everything going on in the world these days. Way back […]

[Continue reading...]

Quilted Music Pouch

This gift coordinates with the elephant pouch I showed in my last post! Both were given as gifts to U of Alabama fans… Hence the color scheme! My dad wanted a music pouch for Christmas. He had found one on Amazon, but I decided I can make that! To start I basically made a mini […]

[Continue reading...]

A Little Elephant Pouch Gift

For the holidays I really enjoyed making handmade gifts for family. I do enjoy a nice quick ‘er’ project than a full quilt every now and then! This project was a bunch of new! A new pattern, times two, altering a paper pieced pattern, sewing with cork and new quilting pattern. The pattern is by […]

[Continue reading...]

Bright Tide Pools

ok! I’m on a roll and loving getting quilts and projects finished! Not half finished in a pile! Now if I can only post them!  This little one isn’t as old as some of my other WIPS. It’s only about a year in process. For my son’s school auction, I have been putting in a […]

[Continue reading...]

Improv Flower Pillow. Done. Finally.

WAYYYYYY Back in 2017 I took a fun little class to make one Improv Flower Block with Mr. Domestic. And I made the block. Right then! I had these grand plans to hand quilt it. But it just sat there and got moved around my sewing room for literally years… Then last month, I was […]

[Continue reading...]

We Made Masks

Honestly, I didn’t want to, but we did. Here’s my quick soap box… I don’t feel like in a country like ours there should be a shortage of any health care PPE. Not in this day and age. Hospitals should not have to worry about getting PPE to protect our healthcare workers. We live in […]

[Continue reading...]

Winter Friend Pillows

I’m enjoying making other people’s projects these days! Like these Winter Friend Pillows! I really love these little throw pillows. They were intended to be Christmas presents, but they were a little late. The green ones are staying at our house while the red ones found a new home. I’m calling them winter pillows, not […]

[Continue reading...]

Wildlife Pouches for Australia

If you follow me on IG, you probably know that if someone was offering a pattern with the proceeds going to help support the Australian wild fires, I pretty much got it! Which helps, but the wildlife rescue groups were also in need of pouches for the animals to live in. So we made some […]

[Continue reading...]