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.

One of my favorite blocks is the Raspberry kiss block by Wooden Spoon quilts. Of course, the original size is way too big to make more than a few for a zip pouch, so I googled and found Michael Ann Made had made some much smaller ones, but they still weren’t quite small enough. I had to minify them even more… These tiny blocks finish at 1.25″—the width of the Xs are only 0.25″.

I finished the tiny blocks in February 2016 and the little group of nine of them have been sitting on my design wall ever since. I decided I should finally make them useful!

Michael Ann Made paper pieced her minis, but I am waaaay too lazy to deal with that. And I hate picking out paper out of tiny seams. Ha! I used all of my favorite Carolyn Friedlander prints for this one:

  • X pieces: (2) 0.75″ squares, (1) 1.25″ x 0.75″ rectangle,
  • X inner background: (4) 0.75″ squares
  • X outer background: (2) 1.5″ squares, cut in half on the diagonal. (This is a little big, but then I trimmed the blocks down afterwards.)

For the accent navy I used a Kaufman chambray. I waffled for a long time about what print to use for the sides and back of the pouch, but I settled on some of Carolyn Friedlander’s “Wood Reflection” print from Friedlander.

I used a lime green zipper and lined it with one of my favorite Carolyn Friedlander prints of all time from Carkai.

I’ll need to think of something really great to do with this one! It’s a keeper! :)

  • Outer piece: 8.5″ wide x 5″ tall.
  • Lining pieces: Cut to same size as exterior panels.
  • Zipper tabs: none
  • Zipper: cut to 8.5″

See you back here next time with another zip pouch!