I’ve made a couple of these little pouches now and when I got my hands on the fabric range Autumn Rain by Dashwood Studio I instantly thought that it would make a lovely little Dresden pouch, the fussy cutting opportunities for this fabric makes it just perfect! I also think it’s a very appropriate theme of fabric for our current weather, it’s less spring like and very wet and cold!
It’s very unlike me to cut into a new pile of fabric straight away, I normally can’t bear to, favouring to look at it and stroke it. This time was different I couldn’t wait to get started!
Just look how cute those little owls are! I love hand quilting small projects, it feels less of a chore than a whole quilt, and it was nice to use to some bold colours rather than my go to white thread. I used DMC floss to add some texture and make it stand out more.
Unfortunately after I finished the hand quilting it rather shamefully sat in my wip pile until I could take it no more I had to turn it into a sweet little pouch! I don’t know why I left it so long! It’s now going to hold my Aurifil 80wt thread. Last weekend I misplaced a spool that I needed and it drove me mad looking for it! Now I have a special place just for them!
I just love this shade of linen (Robert Kauffman Essex Linen in Steel)! Possibly my new favourite although I think natural linen will always hold the top spot!