And I have two NewFO Finishes! First up is my Triple Zip Pouch from Debbie's wonderful tutorial at A Quilter's Table which was my January NewFO project. I can't say that this is my first experience with zippers as I learned to sew making clothing in high school, but that was a few years back so it's a close first. I was a bit nervous about it but they went in easily.
The bottom print is from Timeless Treasures, then a bit of Pearl Bracelets and the top and lining fabric is from the Parisville line. Zippers are from Zip-it and I have to say that their fun colors make this bag! Here is a peek at the 3 compartments in the bag.
I quilted the patchwork yesterday and embarked on a DIY Enlargement Project as the pattern in the book needed to be enlarged 400%. My closest copy store is an hour each way and nursing this cold all week hasn't made me anxious for a road trip. So I scanned the pattern and printed it, enlarged it by 200% and printed it and then by 300%. You can see that the side edges went off page. Then I laid them on top of each other and taped them to my window light box with a bright sunny day to make it easier.
I dug around in the kitchen for a roll of freezer paper, taped it over the top and using the spacing between the other sizes as a guide drew my heart. I'm terrible at free hand drawing... and I wanted my heart sides to be balanced. This method worked great!
I love this Reverse Applique technique and look forward to doing it again. I'm linking up to TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop, Finish It Up Friday, Find A Friend Friday and Link a Finish Friday.