Falling into a new season is the theme for this blog hop. Thank you to Joan for organizing another wonderful blog hop. Can’t we just smell the pumpkin spice by the end of summer!?
While I do love all things fall, it’s bittersweet saying goodbye to a summer that flew by too quickly. I rarely have time for a full quilt, but pouches I can do.
In the mood for a fall colored pouch, I went searching for some dresden information. I learned that it’s possible to make your own template by downloading this free page of 3 dresden patterns. (I chose the middle one with a 20-wedge dresden and made a sturdy 4″ template, then cut my wedge pieces from scrap fabrics.) Here’s another link for the dresden middle circle template. These links plus scrap fabric and you’ve got yourself set!
I looked for fall colors among my scraps and this is the result.
Dresden’s are fun and I plan to make a few others. Meanwhile, in an effort to use up lots of scraps and try out ideas, here are some other scrappy pouches. Each side of the pouch measured 7 3/4″ x 10.5″ before sewn together. I boxed the corners at 2″ to make the bags have a little more shape. Each one is different and will hopefully have a little note card inserted before being donated to the charity mentioned below.
I used up scraps trying out some symmetrical and random designs. I love these fall colors but I have other colored scraps calling me as well. I like these other pouches too, even if they aren’t fall colored. I believe a variety of colors allows for more people to find their favorites. These are all eventually going to The Center for Family Services, a shelter in New Jersey for moms and newborn babies. It’s the same organization where I mailed bibs recently. I made these as a holiday gift for each of the mom’s. I know there are several months until December, but I want to take my time and play with ideas without a rush. I’ll add a few extra pouches for the staff to keep as well. It’s fun to give to others and everyone needs a lift these days.
I mentioned that it’s bittersweet saying goodbye to summer. Here are the remnants of our garden. The cucumbers and tomatoes were wildly successful. Herbs were off the charts with growth but the peppers dragged and the zucchini never took off.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects. Please visit the other bloggers for their creative talents and inspiration.
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