I 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