A couple of weeks ago we traveled up to Wautoma to stay at a cabin on a lake with my family for the holiday. The first night we were there my mom asked me to Google quilt shops. Imagine our surprise when I discovered that Bungalow Quilting & Yarn in Ripon, WI was less than an hour away! We’ve been wanting to go there ever since we met the owner at the quilt guild meetings we attend, but at more than two hours it was a bit far (her shop is closer for most of the members of the guild than it is for us).
The next day we were in the car and on our way. It was a lovely trip, a beautiful store (totally responsible for my need to go antiquing), and well worth the visit. While I was there I picked up some great modern fabric and a pattern from Atkinson Designs for the simplest zipper pouches you have ever seen.
Love, love, love this pattern. I’ve made so many of these I no longer need to read the pattern – I know it by heart. This one’s a bit larger because I wanted a little extra room. The best part? Aqua and red!!
Seriously, though? It makes me giggle like a school girl. No really, I’m inordinately pleased with this here zipper pouch.
I lined the inside with some fabric I picked up from Jeni Baker (another guild member) when she was selling some of her stash back in November. It’s called Running Stitch. See? Scissors on the outside, stitching on the outside. I wanted to carry the red over inside so I used red thread when using the overcast stitch on my Brother (like this one, but mine’s pink and white) to finish the edges. I picked up the zipper from Life’s a Stitch in Janesville. They’re also from Atkinson Designs and are half the price of the zippers at JoAnn’s.
If the small pile of zippers on my cutting table is any indication, there are more zipper pouches to come! I’m thinking one for my iPod and ear buds, one for a sister, and maybe a few for the kids.
Oh, and snow? Who knew you’d make such a great photo backdrop!