52 zippers #10: Use UFOs or orphan blocks

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 it’s 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 have not 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!

2017-09-07T20:35:13+00:00 March 12th, 2017|

One Comment

  1. Kay March 13, 2017 at 10:51 am - Reply

    My teenage daughter would love this. x

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