Note: As always, I received NO compensation of any type for this review.
One of the many things I enjoy about attending a quilt show is the opportunity to visit the vendors. Since my nearest “local” quilt shop is about an hour away, I often see things online long before I get to examine them in person. Occasionally I do buy online, but there’s no substitute for looking something over personally before buying.
At the Vermont Quilt Festival, I came across this pattern that I had been considering online because it looked so darn cute. I talked to the vendor about it to be sure it included instructions for doing that tricky thing with the zipper and learned that it did. She also had the extra zipper pulls that are useful for this design, so I bought the pattern and the zipper pulls.
This pattern has VERY clear instructions. I read a fair number of patterns (and write my own), and this is one of the best-written patterns I have seen.
The little pods are easy to make, even with taking time to learn the zipper trick. The zipper trick actually is easy, and instructions for that are very clear as well. The pattern is set up so that you get two pods out of each set of instructions, so I cut them out with coordinated fabrics–outside fabric for one pouch was the lining for its mate! What fun!
This is so fast and fun that I made several of them. The instructions say to zig-zag finish the inside seams, but I used my serger for that, so it was even faster!
This was a great break from a rather tedious project I’ve been working on. I’m giving these to our daughter to use as teacher gifts, but I foresee another round of them for Christmas gifts coming right up!
You can order the pattern at several places online, or go right to the source at the Lazy Girl Designs website.