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.
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.