Open Wide Zippy Pouch

Bending Pins

This is my first attempt at Noodlehead’s Open Wide Zippy Pouch, I really like it and learned a few new tricks in the process. I quilted the exterior fabric prior to construction.

Bending Pins

Bending Pins

I also worked on M-R‘s block for our Simply Solids: a modern {bee}, she wanted a Trip Around the World block and supplied us with the dark grey and deep purple fabrics, we filled in the rest.

Trip Around the World

I need to continue working on my quilted basket tutorial!!  Have a great weekend everyone!


Yes I can!

Check out my first free motion quilting efforts using Bernina’s Stitch Regulator on my new 550 QE:

Free Motion Quilting and Applique

Free Motion Quilting and Applique

Close up of FMQYY

You can see I tried some meandering, swirls and pebbles and although my fabric movement wasn’t perfect, the stitch quality is quite good, I really love the BSR!! Below is a sample using the walking foot  following the pattern on Joel Dewberry’s Heirloom fabric.

Walking Foot Test

Noodle Head Zippy Wallet


Just for fun I made this little zippy wallet using Noodlehead’s Zippy Wallet tutorial using my Cosmo Cricket’s Circa 1939 fabric. I also made Noodlehead’s basic boy’s wallet using the same fabric (different pattern) for my nephew.