I don't know about you, but I am not a very quick sewer (if that's the correct word?!). I'm amazed by people who whip up a baby quilt over a weekend - quilts take me a matter of months rather than hours. So I was quite pleased when it only took 2 evenings to get from "I'd quite like to make something to for so-and-so" to taking photos and wrapping it. Quite an achievement!
Admittedly it was only a zip pouch rather than a quilt, but hey - you've got to start somewhere...
I'm really pleased with how it worked out. I wasn't at all convinced when I'd finished the patchwork and added the embroidery - it looked a bit plain and dull. Thankfully my tub of buttons came to the rescue to add a bit of colour and interest.
I used Ayumi's tutorial to learn how to add pockets to the pouch. So fun! Since I'd made a smaller pouch I only went with two pockets. The lip balm one ended up next to the zip by mistake, so isn't too easy to get to (woops) but the other big pocket is definitely useable.
I'm not sure which of the three pouches I've made is my favourite. The other two are pictured below. Which do you like best?
Linked up to Made By You Mondays :)