It was a friend’s birthday this week, and it sneaked up on me. In a mad rush, I made a large Lola pouch with Cotton + Steel cat fabric and Robert Kaufman Shetland flannel in ocean. She loves cats and greeny-teal colours.

I found the flannel locally at a bargain price. With hindsight, I wish I had bought more than 1 metre. How had I not heard of this snuggly fabric before?

I was sewing the binding down by hand just 5 minutes before we left the house. Talk about last-minute sewing!

And why make just one when you can make four? It was a good way to use up some of those novelty prints that are not always the easiest to incorporate into quilts and other projects.

Lola pouch made by Granny Maud's Girl

I cut my binding on the bias for two bags, and I definitely prefer bias binding.

I have made heaps of pouches, but I bought Svetlana’s Lola pattern to try the bound-zip method. I love it! Such a neat finish!

I would like to say that this week I have been singing ‘I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola. L.O.L.A. Lola’, but I have actually had John Clarke’s/Fred Dagg’s song about gumboots stuck in my head since Clarke’s sad death. Kiwis and Aussies will know who I am talking about. The rest of you missed out on the comedy of a very clever chap. My husband played golf with him and Bryan Dawe once. Hubby says he could barely concentrate to hit the ball as he was laughing so hard all the way around the golf course.

13 thoughts on “Lola

  1. Hi Carla Love the pouch so have purchased the pattern. Thank you for the link. Have no idea when I will have time to make it though!1

    You do have some wonderful fabrics.

    Need to make myself a new peg bag. They might last longer if I didn’t leave them out in all weathers!!

    Take care Kate


  2. The fabric combination for your cat pouch is just so cute. I hope she enjoyed the present.

    I also love the flags on the middle pouch. It’s a nice fabric for all maritime or boat lovers 🙂

  3. How about oven gloves always useful and can add a nice splash of colour to the kitchen, also what a nice way to remember a good friend every time you go to get a pan from the oven. Your pouches are absolutely fab so will be a hard act to follow xxx

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