My transition to summer has been bumpy. Do you ever have those moments when you think, “This means I’m a grown up?”
It could be anything, and it’s often changing. Lately, for me, it’s been, “Less free time in the summer means I’m a grown up.” Or maybe it just means I have a kid and no preschool.
Either way, these Umbrella Prints have soothed my soul this week. I haven’t been able to do much with them, and they were intended for entry into the Umbrella Prints Competition. I’m letting go of a few self-imposed deadlines and soaking up the joy I find in the patterns and colors of these prints; I love how they all look so different yet seem to sing when together in improv.
These two 7″ x 9″ pouch sides are from one pack of trimmings. I used a little to cover the ends of my zipper (not pictured) and had two small pieces around 1.5″x2″ left over. There’s a mix of linen weight and quilting cotton, so I did use a generous seam allowance ; I won’t wash a pouch like I would a quilt, but I’ve heard bigger seam allowances are good for preventing fraying when piecing with linen. I might dab some fray check on there before I move on with my pouch assembly.
If there’s still time, I’m linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced with the other Works in Progress for this week.