One of my favorite pouch patterns is the Nora Clutch Tutorial, written by my friend Heidi. It's a large pouch/clutch, especially when you fold up the top. It holds so much! I thought very carefully about each person (I legitimately had a spreadsheet going) about which fabrics I would cut for each person (that they would hopefully love), which color zipper, which lining, etc. What can I say - I wanted them to be perfect, and I'm a planner! From the top left - Laura (the Lizzy House obsessed), Renee (loves the cranes and teal), Jess (loves the early AMH lines), Heather (favors blue and low volume, from my observations), (bottom right) Ashley (a fellow Loulouthi worshipper), Karin (my Supernova partner who enjoys Indelible and teal), and Sandi (my fellow purple lover!!).
These I gave out at our February guild meeting to Sonia (who has been very generous including me in fabric finds, and she's just amazing anyway), Lori (one of my QuiltCon roommates and overall a lovely friend), and Jess, in her new Cascade fabrics (we're partners in crime, don't you know?).
I'm partial to these three fabric combinations... and even though these are some of my own favorite fabrics (that I've been hoarding), it was soooo worth it for my friends. Ladies, use them in good health, and I love you!! Quilty friends are the best - thank you! :)