Tuesday, January 29, 2013

3ZAL and this and that

Triple-Zip Pouch

Are you making a Triple-Zip Pouch in Debbie from A Quilter's Table's  Triple Zip Along?


You know I love making this pattern and so last night I made one. I took photos as I went and put them on Instagram. If you are not on Instagram, you can see my pictures at this link (without having to join).

Triple-Zip Pouch - Back

I ordered a fat quarter bundle of Comma, which is the new line by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic from Green Fairy Quilts and it arrived a little while ago. I have been itching to use this stunning fabric, and this was the perfect chance. I adore this fabric. I will be ordering lots of yardage and I am already plotting a quilt, and some bags.

Triple-Zip Pouch

I did make the whole triple-zip pouch last night, start to finish, including picking and cutting fabrics, and  having to rip the final step totally apart and redo it - this was user error, I have now made this pattern 4 times and knew better. It is going to hold my phone, charger, ear buds, and other miscellaneous electronics, usb sticks, etc. that live in my purse.

Scrappy binding ready for the quilt.

That is the binding for my Mod Pop. It looks pretty cool in a roll but hopefully soon it will be on the quilt.

Yahoo!! Quilting finished on my Mod Pop

There is an Instagram photo of the Mod Pop with its quilting all finished. I have to say that this quilt was challenging to quilt. It is heavy from all the seams and heavier now with all the thread. I hope to get it trimmed and the binding on soon. I am going to machine stitch the binding, it is just too big to contemplate handstitching, and that goes with my urban industrial quilting theme anyway. I found that the quilt shifted and lurched a bit so the quilting is "rugged" or "industrial" and I am sure all that will disappear in the wash, but we shall see.

Scrappy Trip Along - basted

Over a week ago, I basted my Scrappy Trip Along. It looks so smooth and lovely there, just before the pins went in.

Quilting my scrappy trip along quilt. I decided a lot of lined would be the thing for me today and tonight. #scrappytripalong

Here is a picture of the quilting so far. I am about 2/3 done. I decided that I needed to sew a lot of lines on Sunday. My lovely dog suddenly developed pneumonia and went into the ICU at the vet hospital. Sewing a lot of nice lines helped. I visited him this morning (well and twice on Sunday and twice yesterday - I seem to have become a bit of a crazy dog lady) and he is doing better. Not out of the woods but definitely recovering. The quilting of the simple lines was so much better than biting my fingernails and pacing.

I hope you are well today, we are back in the deep freeze. It is -28C here (-18F for those of you in the USA), and I pulled the cord off my block heater this morning, so the car is in the shop. There is no way it will start tomorrow without the heater.

Best,

Leanne

34 comments:

  1. I love your scrappy trip along and the way you're quilting it is gorgeous! I'm sorry to hear that your dog is so sick and I hope he gets better soon!

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  2. hope your puppy is better and home soon!!! it's nice to have a warm puppy to snuggle with on cold days. :-) I like the quilting on the scrappy trip, might copycat when i get to that point.

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  3. Wow, sounds like you've had quite an adventurous few days. The Modpop binding is great. Can't wait to see it all done. I like the trip a long top, too.
    I've never gotten into pouches. I suspect they are addicting.
    Hope the puppy is feeling better. Our dog has had a couple run-ins with porcupines, which created a lot of anxiety in the house.

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  4. That's so cold....I'm so glad I'm not there right now. Everything just looks so fabulous. Amazing how quilting some lines can help during a worrisome time. I hope the dog is better soon.

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  5. great projects as usual-- here's to a speedy recovery for you poochie.

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  6. YUM YUM YUM! I love Comma. It will be in the shop eventually, but it doesn't reach Ireland until March. Stinker!
    Love, love, love the quilts you have here. The quilting is just gorgeous and that binding makes my imagination run wild. Can't wait to see them finished.
    Best wishes for your pup!

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  7. Love your pouch and love Comma! So sorry about your dog - hope things keep getting better. Oh and I think your scrappy quilt is delicious! That and your mod pop are so lovely - can't wait to see the finishes you have coming up!

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  8. Crikey, that's cold!!! I love your pouch and can't wait to see Mod Pop with its binding on (gorgeous photo of the binding!). I hope your dog gets better soon and can come home to recuperate xxx

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  9. Wow, great stuff Leanne. I love your zip pouch. I have pieces cut but haven't started sewing yet. Might do that today yet.

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  10. Yummy makes!

    I'm not sure what a block is, but that's too cold to be without one!

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  11. Poor wee poochie, hope he's getting better. So many amazingly gorgeous photos there Leanne, I hate to generalise but its true enough, they are all looking brilliant! I've promised myself some comma in March. Its a bloody long wait!!!

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  12. Yay for both quilts and your triple zipper! Hope the dog is back home where he belongs again soon. Nightmare on the block heater, hope that cord is replaced asap!

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  13. I hope your dog is home with you very, very soon. It's such a worry when pets are unwell.
    Your quilts look fabulous and I just love the zippy pouch. The colours are really great.

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  14. Ooh, a triple zip, might have to try one, and I love your choice of fabric.
    Hope your dog 's health improves, always such a worry when our pets get poorly.

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  15. I hope your dog will be on the mend soon!!

    Your scrappy trip-along is so beautiful!!

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  16. It's so hard when the pups are sick! Glad your pooch is on the mend. Love the quilt-both of them! And love the pouch. I hadn't seen that fabric before-its beautiful!

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  17. If your car won't start does that mean you get to stay home a quilt? Loving everything, and coveting Comma.

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  18. Comma is a great line, isn't it! Hopefully I will get my hands on some.... Your Mod Pop looks wonderful. Good luck with the puppy's recovery!

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  19. Just starting my TZAL and yours is most certainly lovely :) I am sorry about your dog...my nearly 12 YO collie as been struggling with some issues too lately. Never fun.

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  20. Wishing your lovely doggy a speedy recovery Leanne. It is crazy weather here at the moment - 90°F today! I love all your bits and bobs and am dying to see the Mod Pop and Scrappytripalong quilts in their full crinkly loveliness.

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  21. -28!!! Man that's cold. Lucky you have lots of quilts :-)
    Saw these pics on IG, love them

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  22. Poor dog, hope recovery is speedy. Loving the triple zip pouch - I've been tempted to play along, despite having precisely no purpose for such a pouch!

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  23. Your scrappy triple-zip pouch is perfection, Leanne! I plan to go scrappy with mine too -- can't wait to start. Your other quilts are gorgeous too. I am SO sorry about your dog. I've been there too, and it's agony. Praying for a quick recovery!

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  24. "industrial quilting"? I am going to remember that!! Both your quilts look amaing as does your triple zippy affair. Great use, too.

    I do hope your dog continues to improve!! But at least you had lots (and lots!) of quitling to keep your mind busy. Or at least your hands busy (I clean when I'm upset!!) And -28?!?! Holy crap!

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  25. You've been a busy bee L! So sorry to hear about pups! Hope he recovers quickly! Stay warm! Jxo

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  26. I saw your 3z pouch on Flickr. I love it. Your mod pop quilt is just beautiful, and I like the phrase'industrial quilting"! You are really sewing at a cracking pace. Di x

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  27. I've been itching to make one of those triple zip pouches. Yours turned out great. It will have to wait a bit, too many projects going on.

    I hope your pup will be fine - I have been there done that. The worst seems to happen on the weekend when you can't see your regular vet. Pets tend to hide their illness until they are very ill, it is in an animals nature. I hope he will be home with you real soon.

    xo Mary

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  28. Your pouch is so cute! I love the patchwork! I am definitely going to have to order some Comma now, it is such a cool fabric line! Your Mod Pop and Scrappy TAL tops are gorgeous as well.

    Sorry to hear about your dog! I hope he gets to come home soon!

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  29. Loving all the makes, and hoping your four-legged friend gets well soon xxx

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  30. I've been eyeing that comma fabric for a while, and it looks great in your triple zip. Now it makes me want to get some!

    Sorry to hear about your dog--sending wishes for a speedy recovery.

    E.

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  31. Love your quilts! Can't wait to see that lovely binding on the quilt. So sorry to hear about your sick pup! I know how worrisome that can be until they are better and back home with us! Keep us posted!

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  32. Hope your pooch is getting better, wishing him a quick recovery.
    Look at all those fabulous projects. You're mojo must be at a high. You say industrial quilting I say organic, lol.

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  33. Your 3ZAL is one of my favorites. That binding, Bam, it is spectacular as is the quilt it is intended for and you know I love a scrappy trip. you are 3/3 in my book.

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  34. Love your zippy pouch. It looks great in Comma, it's such a great line.
    I have been thinking about making one for ages, maybe this stitch-a-long is just the push I need.

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