Today we hand over the blog to Jeni, who can be found most of the time at In Color Order. Jeni is a fantastically talented quilter with a great eye for colour. Her class at The Sewing Summit last year was one of the most popular, and I was really excited to hear she is teaching again this year, which means I’ll be able to attend her class (and pass on her wisdom to you all too!)

When these lovely fat quarters of Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker came in the mail, I was immediately excited about sewing with them. The colors are so bright and fresh, just my taste! Now what to sew with them, I was clueless! I didn’t want to cut them up! In the end, new zipper pouches seemed just the thing! I like big pouches to use for handwork projects like embroidery, cross-stitch or English paper piecing. Plus you can never have too many bags, right?

Zippy Pouches!

I interfaced by bags with fusible fleece and added a little fun quilting before assembling them.  I lined them both with coordinating solids and added little zipper end tabs for an extra jolt of color.
They’ve been getting plenty of use already! :)

Zippy Pouches!

Many thanks to Jeni for today’s post. Aren’t those zipped pouches fun? You can never have enough bags – that’s the truth.

Zippy Pouches!

Be sure to come back in a couple of days for our next project.

Zippy Pouches!

All the details for Quilt Blocks can be found at Ellen’s blog. It is due in stores April, and will available at Fat Quarter shop amongst other stores (we will be sure to keep you posted as it starts to arrive on shelves!)