Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WiP - squares


I usually say, I'm not a square person. I'm not attracted to squares. Especially large squares. I know it's like the classic of all classics but they seems a bit boring to me. I prefer triangles, hexagons, circles, diamonds anything but squares. Yes, medallion quilt count as square in my head, lol.

How come I'm making squares? It is all Melissa's fault! She posted her block of June Do Good Stitches with link to this tutorial and I'm lost.


I seen this technique before but never tried it. I was worried that the interfacing is going to stick to my iron once I iron those seams open. It does not. As I just wanted to try it out, I started with 3cm squares. Ehmm. The idea was front panel for pouch so that worked out but I don't think I want to repeat this experiment.


I cut the next set of squares 5cm which is pretty manageable size. Those worked as back and bottom part. I put the pouch together just like this scrappy one. The front and back were uneven pieces.


It is another version of well known Open wide zippered pouch. I used longer zipper which created the handle just like this one.. As I couldn't find any ribbon I made up simple zipper pull out of my beads supplies.


It is meant as gift for my girl's teacher. The school ends this Friday. There are two more ladies I would like to make a gift for. It is looking pretty fancy considering I used scraps. I picked the scraps based on the color of my zipper. Yeah. When I'm unsure which fabrics to use I pick the zipper first and go from there.


Number two and three are in progress as well.


Linking up with

Sew Fresh Quilts WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

26 comments:

  1. They look fabulous! I've tried that method using another tutorial for the same thing and I liked it! Good for little squares but then I like squares ;)

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  2. Wow! Way to work with something that isn't usually your style. :) Your attention to detail is apparent because your points all line up so nicely.

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  3. I wouldn't have nicely matched corners with squares of that size (3cm) - I would have been cross-eyed from trying to work with them, LOL. You did a lovely job, as usual - I love the patchwork - doing it from different size squares is actually a very nice touch! I particularly like the bead zipper pulls - I made 2 bags today and used some wooden beads for mine - they were sitting on the table and happened to be the right colour, so I used them because they were so handy, LOL!

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  4. I'm not a fan of squares either! Especially large one. They just look so plain and boring and like not much effort was put into it lol! This is an interesting method though and your projects are looking great from what you've been ding with your squares!

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  5. Looks fantastic Vera. I love squares! They are my go to when I lose my creative mojo, I find them comforting, rather like a good cup of tea (but when I think about it comforting is pretty close to boring!)

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  6. What a fun pouch! I love the beads and the extra long zipper.

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  7. They may not be your favorite, but your squares look great! What a wonderful pouch!

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  8. I love squares, and the fabrics you used are so lovely, never tried this technic, I saw it quite often, but really dont know where to get the stuff to sew on, or how it is called

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  9. These look lovely! I quilte like squares and I think they're perfect for these bags :)

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  10. so fun - your squares look great and the pouch is lovely. I have a bigger Project with ´lots of small squares with the same technique going - it´s still lots of works.

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  11. I'm a bit scared of triangles, so I mostly stick to squares. You do such a great job at mixing fabric. I'm taking notes because your combinations are always so beautiful!

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  12. Aiiee! I thought I was daft keeping and collecting 1.5 inch squares for scrappy projects, but 3 centimetres is even smaller! They look so cute in that tiny pouch!
    I used to find squares boring, but now I see their scrappy potential. I cut my weird leftover bits into tiny squares for future scrap quilts.

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  13. I confess I am a huge fan of squares, although I do love triangles too. Your zip pouch looks amazing, great colours!

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  14. Cool idea to use the elongated zipper as a handle. Very clever! But 3 cm squares? I'm surprised you ever want to use that interfacing technique again! :)

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  15. Love the pouch. The longer zipper and the beads are the perfect touch. Very nice.

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  16. Rosemary B here:
    I get your blog updates late but I am glad to have them
    Your creations are beautiful. LOVE these bags!

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  17. Very nice. I am into making totes/bags/purses lately...I need to branch out into something like this! Follow you from Lets b Social linky!

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  18. The bag look great, Vera! Can't wait to see the others. I am not much into squares either. So if I make a bag with squares now, it will be completely your fault :)

    -Soma

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  19. I love square, but it's all about the fabric combination. These ones look great! :)

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  20. Hmm...I like your idea about using the zipper as a handle. Brilliant!

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  21. I've never tried this technique. I have made acouple of quilts using squares - I'm all squared out!

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  22. I just love your work Vera, always inspiring! Those fabrics really complement each other too.

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  23. You might not be a fan of squares but you sure know how to make they work. These pouches are beautifully done.

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  24. What lucky ladies to receive these thoughtful and lovely gifts! I have often wondered how well that tutorial would work. Well done, Vera. Your points on those tiny squares are perfect!

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  25. I'm doing the Tokyo Subway quilt with this method but it's driving me bonkers... seam allowances have to be PERFECT and i'm not! there's not much 'give' with the interfacing so mine are rather out of line when it comes to joining the squares together.

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