Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Two weeks...

is a long time between posts! 

For no particular reason, I have not been very 

productive in the sewing department this year.

But I'm still here, doing what I can when I can!

I enjoyed some mindless piecing, making these 

'quilt-as-you-go' panels,

turning them into zippy pouches.

They are now waiting for some worthy recipients.

I have owned four "Merrily" panels for a long time,

and recently came across a free pattern online that I 

thought I could use with them.

And I'm thrilled with how it turned out!

It is now 37" square.

I really wish I had more of that gorgeous red and 

green 'stars' fabric.

I think it would be awesome as a large 74" bed quilt, 

using the other three panels!

If you'd like to make your own, the pattern is on the 

Art Gallery Fabric website here

Its name is "Snuggle"- pretty perfect, hey?


  1. Hello Suz,
    I like the zipper pouches. the material looks nice together and the panel just fits totally well with this pattern.
    Happy stitching and Hello from Germany, Doris :o)

  2. Just a beautiful "Merrily" piece--it is beautiful!! an i like the quilt-as-you-go panel idea--great to have on hand when the "crafting" bug strikes;))) hugs, Julierose

  3. That deer is fantastic! Seeing your QAYG panels makes me realize I should consider smaller projects more often. I tend to think only of quits when planning what to do with my fabrics. Your pouches are great.

  4. Wow, that looks great. It's amazing what we have stashed away. Take care.

  5. Love your QAYG panels. Very satisfying and enjoyable to make.

  6. Your zipper pouches are fabulous and always handy to have ready in the gift box. What a gorgeous deer!

  7. I love the snuggle pattern. You’ve used it beautifully to frame that gorgeous fabric. I also love your zipper pouches.

  8. Always a vote for the big quilt option! Can you use similar but different fabrics... maybe alternating the green and red placements?

  9. Your patch-y pieces are really cute, especially the zipper pouches. Love those! Please don't belittle yourself for not feeling productive! Even this post is an example... you push yourself to make something and then you don't have a recipient(s) for it. I do the same thing too often and have decided to simply stop forcing. No one's making me DO anything; just me. So, I'm allowing (making) myself pull back this year. Heaven knows I don't NEED another quilt!

  10. Gorgeous little zipper pouches. They are looking lovely. A great result from what you call mindless sewing!!
    Lovely result with the panel, too. The fabrics are lovely. No chance of hunting up that special green fabric? Or could you make the other blocks with variations of those fabrics?

  11. Sometimes we sew and sometimes we don't. Love the panels for the zipper pouches, I have another name for mindless piecing, I call it my meditation piecing as I find it is quite calming sewing like that.

  12. I think you have been busy & especially as school is back. Love the bags and the block. Take care.

  13. The year is still young, lots of time to be super productive. Cute bags.


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