25 February 2015

it's in the stars



i'm so in love with this little star pouch

i had some triangles left over from this project


so when i saw Wynn from ZakkaArt making a hexie star 
i thought, yes that's what i'm going to do with them
... and that's what i did



this is my first ever completely hand stitched project
i usually machine something, but not this time

although my hand quilting needs some practice,
i'm really happy with it


i used regular binding, not bias binding 
so it has a nice dome shape 
which makes it easy to find your bits and pieces inside



during this project i learnt that if you cut out the excess fabric after you've done the appliqué 
it makes it less bulky and easier to hand quilt


i can't believe i didn't know this or at least worked it out sooner

next, i added a pretty zipper and stitched the rest together


and it's done
a five point star on one side


and a six point star on the other


i didn't have a pattern to make this 
but Wynn is in the process of making one so watch her spaces
if you would like to make one

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