Finished! Small Secret Sewing Project (and another)


On my 2016 Q1 Finish-A-Long list the first item was a secret sewing project and now I can finally reveal it. It’s an Open Wide Zipper Pouch (tutorial by Noodlehead) for my QuiltCon 2016 Triangle Quilt Challenge co-conspirator. After finishing the quilt (topic for a future blog post) there were just a few triangles left over. Of course, something should be done about that.


My favorite fun prints made it into the pieced panels and I quilted them up. Love those goldfish and Olivia Pig.


The fun “Maker” print screamed to be included as the lining. I put some buttons in the pouch and gifted it to my co-conspirator at QuiltCon. I hope my she is inspired each time she opens the pouch. 🙂

InexplicableObsessionInBlue_CollageYvonne (QuiltingJetGirl) has been trading mini mini-quilts and I was super stoked when she said she’d trade with me. Yvonne was my 2015 New Quilt Bloggers hive leader and she generously shares so much with all of us out here in blogland. Her favorite color is blue and she does amazing color transparency work. Given those things, I pulled some blues out of my 3/4-inch square stash to make another of my “inexplicable obsession” pieces.


Inexplicable Obsession in Blue finished at 2 3/4 x 4 and easily fit in an envelope and went on its way to Yvonne.


And here’s the amazing mini mini quilt Yvonne sent me! It’s 3 1/2 x 3 inches tiny. See what I mean about her color work? The card on the bottom is her quilty business card. You might recognize that design. It’s the quilt on the cover of the 2016 QuiltCon magazine. Congrats again, Yvonne! And thank you for trading with me.

Mark one project off my first quarter Finish-A-Long list which is the second of the four. The two remaining projects move on to the second quarter. Linking up with Debbie over at A Quilter’s Table.

11 thoughts on “Finished! Small Secret Sewing Project (and another)

  1. I love both your bag and that mini mini you made for Yvonne. However did you piece those tiny little scraps. You chose a great shape to surround the patchwork and the quilting is perfect for this little mini. The one she sent you is lovely as well. Very intense colours.

  2. You have done a lovely job (and also passing along your inspiration) on your minis. I don’t know if my poor ol’ hands can accomplish the same but it’s certainly worth a try. The eye candy on your blog is very pleasing Martha. Thank you for the sugar rush! Thank you for sharing.

  3. I love everything about the triangle pouch: the fabrics, the triangles and the quilting. Your tiny, blue mini is inspiring, as well! Thanks for sharing.

  4. The mini is amazing. I look forward to seeing more of your mini-adventures! The pouch? Well, it is simply divine. Whoever received that is one lucky dingle!

  5. I have such a great respect for minis and the people who make them. Wonderful! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

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