Thursday, May 15, 2014

Le Challenge - Nature


When I read the theme of Le Challenge I knew I want to use linen. That feels like nature element to me. What also comes naturally to me is sorting by colors. Therefore some pretty triangle leftovers in pretty color order.

Le Challenge

Here is few process making pictures. That's how I pieced the tiny triangles.


For quilting I use masking tape. My #1 tool when it comes to straight line quilting. 


I'm not perfectionist but those uneven stitches had to go. 


Happy accident. My masking tape is the same as those finished triangles so I quilted those lines all over the front piece. I use it for hand stitching as well. 


I used one of my fav tutorials for pouches by Noodlehead called Open wide zippered pouch. The great thing about it is you can open it up really wide :-) 


Hand stitching makes perfect personal touch which I like and it goes so well with linen.


I took few pictures on how to make such handle so if you interested hang in there the tut is coming.


And what is so special about this type of handle? Well you can hang it anywhere you like :-)


I'll be also linking up with TGIFF and Crazy mom quilts.

31 comments:

  1. The hand stitching does give it a great personal touch and a nice pop of color for the opposite side of the bag. I like your tip for using masking tape for straight line stitching, I'll have to remember that!

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  2. LOVE! The stitching in back is so simple and yet it adds so much, AND YES PLEASE do a tutorial for the handle, I have made handles for my open wide zippered pouches, but yours looks so professional.

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  3. Love the color combo and the hand stitching. I also like your handle

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love the little pops of color against the main fabric and the hand quilting looks fab :)

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for the little tute too!

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  6. Love those little stitches! I'm a sucker for hand stitching. These would be great for my knitting projects! I should stop procrastinating and just make some pouches.

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  7. So beautiful!!! I love all things about it. Creative you.

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  8. This is gorgeous! I love the coloured triangles! I have some bits of linen and really need to do something with it. I agree it feels like a nature element!

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  9. I love this pattern too, but I love it in linen, especially with your tiny triangles. Hope you win

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  10. love this :-) I am a huge fan of linen pouches with some bright colour added in!

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  11. This is beautiful and very handy!!!

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  12. moc pěkné a i příspěvek předtím, nějak nestíhám ani blogy. :-)

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  13. Very nice! I'm a big fan of linen, and I like the pops of color you've added, and the handle!

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  14. Really beautiful. Fabulous piecing and the hand stitching is gorgeous. The handle idea is brilliant! Thanks for linking up :)

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  15. Ahhh, those bright leftover triangles!! What a gorgeous pouch! I have not yet delved into the world of bag/pouch making, but I'm adding this one to my to-make list, including your handle. I have some linen that will be perfect for such a project, and perhaps I will make it my travel sewing bag. It will also be my first attempt at a zipper (yipes!). Gorgeous project and use of "left overs"!

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  16. wow :) love it!!! :)

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  17. It is so simple and so beautiful! I love how your use some masking tape for quilting - so so clever! Beautiful pictures too. Thanks for sharing on le challenge.

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  18. Beautiful pouch and I love your idea for the handle. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. i'm a color order girl, too! really love the stitching on the backside. very pretty.

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  20. Gorrrr-geeeee-ous! The linen is beautiful and the shot of colour and your hand stitching are sheer perfection. I've got to try linen.

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  21. awesomely adorable! ...

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  22. Well who would have thought such tiny triangle could pull off such a big finish?!!! This is the cutest bag I have ever seen. Love the design and the embroidery.... And LOVE that long zipper handle! Well done!

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  23. gorgeous indeed, I love linen and the little bright colours are lovely. I have never made a pouch but would like to try. Like Lorna above I love the long zipper handle.

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  24. It's fabulous, Vera! I love it! Great colours!

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  25. I love the colored stitching on the linen, and those tiny triangles remind me of kites.

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  26. Beautiful! Incredibly tiny triangles and the handle is really clever! Looking forward to the tutorial!

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  27. Simple perfection - that bag is really STUNNING!

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  28. Your pouch is so elegant and natural! Fits the challenge perfectly!

    Susie

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  29. This is really lovely. Thanks for explaining your process too!

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