Heather Ross Fussy Cut Challenge!

October 21, 2013

Briar Rose housepouchI  joined The San Diego Modern Quilt Guild last month and very excited to participate in a challenge they are having to celebrate Heather Ross’s return to quilting cottons.  The challenge is to use the adorable line of fabric called “Briar Rose” in a fussy-cut project.   It was love at first sight when I saw the fabric and had previously purchased a few prints awhile back at Pink Chalk Fabrics.  The most exciting part of this challenge, is that Heather Ross herself will be judging it, and it will be a great way to get involved with the SDMQG.

I decided to make “The House Pouch” designed by Julia Bravo from 33 Stitches.  The pattern is in the book ”Zakka Style.”  I added a couple of extra design elements to the basic design, including a strap, inside pocket, and a small clasp to the outside.  This House-Pouch was so much fun to make and I think it’s a great way to  highlight small fussy-cut fabric patches.

The frog-prince that lives in this pouch was made using a Fox pattern that I had purchased from Gingermelon dolls.  I adapted the fox pattern into a frog.  I think it would be fun to sew up  a little frog wardrobe out of “Briar Rose” and include it in the pouch.

The Briar Rose House Pouch

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa October 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

So darling, Debbie! That sweet frog takes the cake!


Debbie October 22, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Darling use of the HR fabric – I remember this pouch from the Zakka sew along – love your rendition…


Amy Morinaka December 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

OMG you did a fabulous job making this cutie! Love all the details…. The frog prince is so lucky to “live” in this house pouch ;)


Carla January 2, 2014 at 7:01 am

Oh my. This is just darling! What little girl wouldn’t love that.


Ms Midge January 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm

This is just divine!!!!!


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