Wednesday 1 May 2019

That orange zipper

I am going to 'Nadelwelt' (engl.: needle world) this coming weekend, it's the biggest German trade fair that has to do with needles, fabric and yarn. There's going to be quilts on show along other textile things. There's lectures and a big vendor hall.

It's the first time I will be going and I will be meeting with a lot of other quilters and sewists. 

There will be a meet up on Saturday and there's a swap of zipper pouches organised. I made an open wide zipper pouch because they are my favourite zipper pouch to make.

I emptied my turquoise scrap glass and pulled these aqua and light turquoise fabrics and pieced them together and quilted straight lines in light grey.

With all these tone-in-tone colours I thought the pouch needed a bit of a 'bang', so I added a bright orange zipper.

I think this is very suitable and it turned out even better than I had imagined.

For the lining I used some colourful fabric with directional dots that add a bit of a surprise when you open the pouch.

I love those little zipper ends, really finished off the zipper nicely.

So this is going to be for one lucky swap partner. We all put our pouches in a big bag and everyone just picks a pouch randomly. I like that!

I will report back from the actual event when I'm back next week!