Yesterday evening I suddenly decided I needed a new pouch for my pens. Truth is, of course I didn't need a new pouch. I have more than enough brand new pouches laying around my studio, but I was seriously itching to do a bit of scrappy qayg (quilt as you go) patchwork.
I find qayg method to be very relaxing and meditative and in no time I had two pretty panels ready to be turned into a pouch. I decided to use my Lola pouch pattern, but I didn't add a contrasting bottom as I wanted to use as much of my qayg panels as I could.
I'm happy to say the pouch turned out even better than I imagined. I love, love, love this combination of scrappy patchwork and metal zipper beautifully framed by zipper binding.
I think it makes a perfect new home for my pens and markers.
In case you'd like to make your own qayg Lola, you can purchase pattern here and follow this tutorial on how to make your own qayg panels.
Happy sewing, friends. Svetlana