Monday, June 18, 2012

Dresden wave pouch

A month ago we had a pouch swap at the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild.  I had some leftover  chunks of strip-pieced sets from my still unfinished mini bargello quilt, and already had my dresden wave idea in my head, so I decided to use it to make a pouch for the swap.  I couldn't share it at that point, so I'm doing so now.  My strip set was too wide, so I had to pick off one strip to get 8".  The purple was right on the edge, so I chose to remove that one.  If it had been in the middle I would have left it, I think this could have used a splash of color, but I still like how it turned out.

It started out the same way as in my other tutorial, so I'll spare you the details.  I decided make one half wave one way and the other wave the other way so the seams would match up on the sides.

I lined them up right sides together and squared them up at the same time to assure the seams would match.

I decided to quilt this one (yeah, most pouches aren't quilted) and used my walking foot to quilt 1/2" from each seam.  This show stopping with the needle down right in the seam to pivot around the corner of the wave.

And here's the finished pouch.  I was planning on sharing a tutorial on doing the zipper and everything, but the end turned out puckered, so I would recommend trying a different method than I used, but I don't have a good one to suggest at this point.  The kind with little tabs covering the ends look nice, I can tell you that much.  I don't know where a tutorial for that kind of zipper can be found.
This almost looks like a black and white picture, but no, it's just  a black and white pouch on a gray mat (with orange stripes).

I'm linking up today to {Sew} Modern Monday.


  1. I love your Dresden Waves... this pouch and your tutorial last week! Cool!

  2. Love the waves! Makes for a striking pouch!

  3. me encanto el tutorial y el anterior también.Como suscribir por correo electrónico.?Miro y paseo por muchos blogs solo a algunos me suscribo pero muchas veces se me pierden.

  4. Muchas gracias !!ya me suscribí.


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