If you’re new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here.

For this week’s zipper pouch, I wanted to find a use for a miniature log cabin block I made last week. This was my first attempt at a micro log cabin and I tried not squaring up the block after each round. While the block is charming in its wonkiness, it was not the effect I was going for and so I wasn’t going to use it in my project. However, it was still super cute and I wanted to find a purpose for it!

I bordered the block with some lightweight denim to frame it and extend the size a little bit. I didn’t add batting but added some quilting lines for added interest. If I would not have run out of time, I might have hand quilted some lines in different colors. Maybe next time!

I lined it with this cute Heather Ross butterfly print.

This is the perfect size for a coin purse so that is what I’ll be using it for!

Zipper pouch specs:

  • Outer pieces: Orphan block, built up with borders to 4″ x 5.5, plus one plain piece of denim 4″ x 5.5″. Interfaced with Pellon SF-101.
  • Lining pieces (2): 4″ x 5.5″
  • Zipper tabs: none
  • Zipper: 5.5″ cut

See you back here next week with another zip pouch!