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AG Challenge Finish: Noodlehead Diaper Pouch

Sometimes you just need a quick finish. Something small and beautiful that you made with your own hands, but that takes only hours (instead of days) to create. When Yvonne announced her Quilting Jetgirl Alison Glass Challenge as an incentive for the rest of us to get one of our Alison Glass fabric makes into the finished pile, I had a few different ideas of which of my many Alison Glass-influenced projects I should finish first. At first I thought I’d focus on the table runner I started late last year using the Insignia and Seventy-Six fabric lines, but then thought it might be the perfect boost to finally finish Max’s Eye Spy quilt that has a dominance of bright Alison Glass prints from across the years. Then I gave myself a reality check and decided to select something small. I have two big deadline projects to finish within the next month, so to be real I decided to pull a diaper pouch project off of my WIPs shelves and finish it up. I’m so glad I did!!

noodlehead diaper pouch alison glass art theory panelI made this Diaper Pouch using a free tutorial by Anna Graham of Noodlehead, found here. It took me about two (2) hours to make, start to finish, which is pretty awesome as far as projects go.

noodlehead diaper pouch alison glass art theory panelI used my all time favorite Alison Glass Print, the Art Theory Panel from her Ex Libris line as the outer panel, and lined it with Artifact in Charcoal from her Abacus line (Andover Fabrics). I was lucky enough to buy all of these fabrics, AND the cotton webbing strap from my local quilt shop Fiddlehead Artisan Supply.

I used my go-to 50wt Aurifil thread 2600-Dove for all the piecing and 50wt 2692-Black for sewing on the velcro so that the stitches would not stand out. I love that Fiddlehead also carries a good selection of Aurifil threads! One stop shopping for the win!

noodlehead diaper pouch alison glass art theory panelOf course I had to plan it so that the rainbow star from Artifact was visible right on the top. I should have given myself a tiny bit more space in that seam, but I’m not losing sleep over it. It’s gorgeous anyway!

noodlehead diaper pouch alison glass art theory panelNow instead of having a purse filled with diapers and wipes floating every which way, I can have a beautiful and function space to store them compactly, not only making the inside of my purse a bit more organized, but also making it easy for me to visually check that I have a diaper for my little one before I head out!

noodlehead diaper pouch alison glass art theory panelSince pens are another item I’m often digging for in the chaos within my gorgeous bag, I decided to store two of my favorite micron pens tucked in the corner of the diaper pouch, so that they are easily found when I think of something to add to my Quilter’s Planner Mini–my traveling to-do list, grocery list, and inspiration keeper. Pst… you can now order the Quilter’s Planner Minis individually, here. Just a PSA for the day!

noodlehead diaper pouch alison glass art theory panelThis pouch also perfectly coordinates with the amazing Alison Glass fabric bag my husband bought me for my birthday last year, made by the ever talented Kristy at Rock Baby Scissors. There’s no such thing as too much Alison Glass fabric, right?! No way!! What next?…. I’m thinking a few zip pouches to help organize the other contents of my purse. What’s your favorite simple zip pouch pattern? (Noodlehead’s Open-Wide Zippered Pouch is a fab one, but should I know about others?)

I’m linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday, and of course Yvonne’s Alison Glass Challenge. Yippee for gorgeous and functional finishes!

11 thoughts on “AG Challenge Finish: Noodlehead Diaper Pouch”

  1. I read the headline and thought you had something to tell us 😉 This must be the classiest diaper bag I’ve ever seen. Finn is one stylish toddler!

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  2. LOVE! And no, there can never be too much Alison Glass fabric! Such a stylish little diaper bag to go along with that gorgeous purse. 😊

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  3. That little diaper pouch is perfect for you!! As is the bag ~ that was so sweet of your husband to buy it for you! (I have to know – did he do that all on his own??) When I saw the first picture that it was included in, I thought “I don’t remember Kitty making that! How did I miss it?” haha
    Anna’s open wide bag is pretty much my go-to zip bag. Or rather, the way I attach a zipper to pretty much any size bag I make. (You probably noticed that on the bag Lexi made 😉 ) but a simple drawstring bag might be good for in your purse to corral items… Svetlana’s patterns are good, but a little more involved than I’d make for myself. Nice for gifts though (but honestly, I usually focus on making a bag front suitable to the recipient, and go w an open wide zipper.)

    What I’d love to see you make is a sew together bag. I just know THAT would be so gorgeous!!

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  4. Sweet little bag! I need to remember that tutorial for shower gifts! I am using my Alison Glass stash to do the 2 blocks a week Tula Pink Modern Sampler on Instagram. I am enjoying cutting into them for each weeks blocks. I have my eye on the new Sunprints, so I’m pretty sure that I won’t run out of Alison Glass stash anytime soon. 😉

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